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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of BPD, SoD, BPD + SoD, PC Sub-groups and the Total Sample

From: Adult attachment and emotion dysregulation in borderline personality and somatoform disorders

  BPD SoD BPD + SoD PC Total Sample
N = 120 159 129 64 472
  Male 40 47 30 28 145
  Female 80 112 99 36 327
Age M (SD) 29.9 (8.8) 38.3 (10.5) 33.6 (9.1) 36.8 (9.9) 34.7 (10.1)
Social   N 30.8% 45.3% 40.3% 28.1% 37.9%
    T 60.8% 41.5% 47.3% 56.3% 50.0%
    S 8.3% 13.2% 12.4% 15.6% 12.1%
Education L 24.2% 22.6% 27.1% 23.4% 24.4%
   M 35.8% 45.9% 37.2% 46.9% 41.1%
   H 40% 31.4% 35.7% 29.7% 34.5%
  1. Note: BPD, borderline personality disorder; SoD, somatoform disorder; BPD + SoD borderline personality disorder and somatoform disorder; PC, psychiatric comparison group; N, no primary partner; T, living together; S, separated by death or divorce; Education, highest level of education attained; L, primary or some secondary education; M, completed secondary education; H, college-level education.