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Table 5 The evaluation of IDA in ASD patients according to intellectual capacity and ASD severity

From: Iron deficiency parameters in autism spectrum disorder: clinical correlates and associated factors

  IDA (+)
N (%)
IDA (−)
N (%)
RR (95% CI) p
Intellectual Capacity Normal Intellectual Capacity
N = 42
2 (4.7) 40 (95.3) 3.98 (0.93–17.03) 0.037
Intellectual Disability
N = 58
11 (18.9) 47 (81.1)
ASD Severity Mild-Moderate
N = 50
1 (2.0) 49 (98.0) 12.00 (1.62–88.84) 0.001
Severe
N = 50
12 (24.0) 38 (76.0)
  1. Chi-Square test was used
  2. RR relative risk