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Table 1 Patient characteristics (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Body self-evaluation and physical scars in patients with borderline personality disorder: an observational study

  HC BPD PTSD Other AD p
Age 31.23 ± 11.52 32.40 ± 9.68 36.75 ± 9.24 35.84 ± 11.72 0.045
Body Mass Index 24.74 ± 5.65 28.74 ± 8.62 26.33 ± 8.70 25.63 ± 10.23 0.154
Borderline Symptom List (BSL-23) 0.25 ± 0.34 2.37 ± 0.94 1.61 ± 0.87 0.93 ± 0.74 < 0.001
Sexual Abuse* 5.49 ± 1.97 13.46 ± 7.94 19.11 ± 5.89 6.56 ± 4.89 < 0.001
Physical Abuse* 5.53 ± 2.06 12.09 ± 6.77 11.69 ± 4.99 7.33 ± 4.16 < 0.001
Emotional Abuse* 7.27 ± 2.96 18.72 ± 5.87 18.97 ± 4.12 10.44 ± 5.75 < 0.001
Emotional Neglect* 8.23 ± 4.26 19.05 ± 5.34 20.27 ± 3.79 12.89 ± 6.61 < 0.001
Physical Neglect* 6.39 ± 2.66 12.26 ± 5.75 12.17 ± 3.23 7.33 ± 3.76 < 0.001
Experience of Inconsistence* 4.35 ± 2.19 11.28 ± 3.99 11.57 ± 3.22 7.39 ± 3.78 < 0.001
Number of Scars** 2.45 ± 2.66 34.22 ± 52.42 18.50 ± 44.24 8.00 ± 18.85 < 0.001
  1. *Subscales from the CTQ.
  2. **The number of scars only refers to patients who reported a numerical number. As for the skewed distribution a non-parametric test has been used to compare the numbers across the four groups.