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Table 1 Aggregated statistics on age, facial expressiveness, emotion congruency, and social responsiveness survey (SRS-2) scores for the two ASD clusters

From: Identifying and describing subtypes of spontaneous empathic facial expression production in autistic adults

Variable ASD: cluster 1 (n = 19) ASD: cluster 2 (n = 8) δ (95% CI) p value
Median SD Median SD
Age (years) 25.97 9.75 22.50 4.36 −0.289 (−0.651, 0.18) 0.203
Expressiveness/engagement 6.61 7.56 40.08 15.29 0.93 (0.731, 0.985) 0
Average congruence 98.80 2.53 97.24 2.59 −0.434 (−0.736, 0.012) 0.035
SRS-2 (T-scores)
 Social awareness 61.00 10.42 57.50 13.73 −0.158 (−0.593, 0.349) 0.548
 Social cognition 63.00 10.51 68.00 10.51 0.388 (−0.121, 0.736) 0.103
 Social communication 69.00 11.34 64.00 13.99 −0.039 (−0.536, 0.477) 0.891
 Social motivation 71.00 11.4 64.00 15.15 −0.132 (−0.611, 0.419) 0.656
 Restricted interests and repetitive behavior 73.00 12.36 67.50 16.45 −0.184 (−0.63, 0.353) 0.508
  1. p values in bold indicate statistically significant differences between the clusters