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Table 2 Symptoms of Autism Participants, per the ATEC Subscale on Health/Physical Behavior.

From: Effect of a vitamin/mineral supplement on children and adults with autism

Symptom % with moderate or severe problem
bedwetting 20%
wets pants/diapers 18%
soils pants/diapers 21%
diarrhea 14%
constipation 24%
sleep problems 36%
eats too much/little 48%
limited diet 47%
hyperactive 40%
lethargic 9%
hits/injures self 20%
hits/injures others 18%
destructive 20%
sound sensitive 43%
anxious/fearful 30%
unhappy/crying 12%
seizures 2%
obsessive speech 27%
rigid routines 36%
shouts/screams 38%
demands sameness 34%
often agitated 31%
not sensitive to pain 30%
hooked or fixated on certain objects 62%
repetitive movements 43%
  1. This section was rated on a scale of 0 (none), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), 3 (severe). Below are listed the percentages with moderate or severe problems, as reported by parents.