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Clinical–statistical gap in evaluating outcome of stool patterns in young children with autistic spectrum disorder
  1. B Bharti1,
  2. S Bharti2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Build Healthy India Movement, Khuda Alisher, UT Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Bhavneet Bharti, Pediatric Health Education Division, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh 160012, India; bhavneetb{at}yahoo.com

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The prospective cohort study by Sandhu et al provided useful information about early stool patterns in young children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), with statistically higher prevalence of diarrhoea after 30 months of age as compared with healthy controls (odds ratio (OR) 1.68; 95% CI 1.03 to 2.74) (p=0.039).1 This statistical finding, however, raises two important issues. First, adjusted …

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