TABLE 1

Feeding Symptoms in Children With ASDs and Controls up to 54 Months

Children With ASDs, % (n)Controls, % (n)OR (95% CI)P
Slow feeding
    1 mo47.3 (35)40.0 (4894)1.35 (0.85–2.14).20
    6 mo40.6 (28)30.7 (3497)1.66 (1.02–2.69).04
    Pooled estimate1.49 (1.06–2.08).02
    Interaction with age.55
Acceptance of solids
    0–3 mo61.8 (42)72.8 (8183)0.60 (0.35–1.03)
    4 mo29.4 (20)23.2 (2606)1 (reference)
    ≥5 mo8.8 (6)4.0 (451)1.93 (0.77–4.87).004
Very difficult to feed
    15 mo8.1 (6)3.4 (374)2.71 (1.16–6.31).02
    24 mo15.5 (11)4.5 (467)3.67 (1.91–7.05)<.001
    38 mo11.9 (8)5.1 (515)2.40 (1.14–5.07).02
    54 mo26.2 (17)10.0 (961)2.90 (1.66–5.07)<.001
    Pooled estimate2.92 (2.08–4.09)<.001
    Interaction with age.86
Very choosy
    15 mo9.5 (7)5.4 (595)1.92 (0.87–4.21).10
    24 mo20.0 (14)9.5 (979)2.45 (1.36–4.43).003
    38 mo28.4 (19)14.5 (1451)2.23 (1.30–3.81).003
    54 mo37.5 (24)13.9 (1324)3.47 (2.08–5.79)<.001
    Pooled estimate2.55 (1.91–3.40)<.001
    Interaction with age.54
Pica
    38 mo12.3 (8)2.3 (226)6.09 (2.85–13.01)<.001
    54 mo12.5 (8)0.7 (68)21.37(9.59–47.61)<.001
    Pooled estimate9.82 (5.66–17.03)<.001
    Interaction with age.03
  • — indicates not applicable.