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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables in healthy control participants (HC) and patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

From: Can’t stand the look in the mirror? Self-awareness avoidance in borderline personality disorder

  HC (n = 30) BPD (n = 30) Statistics
AM SD (±) AM SD (±) T P
Age - years 26.13 7.29 26.10 4.76 t = 0.21 .983
Years of education, n (%)       
 9 years 0 (0) 4 (13.33) U = 409 .492
 10 years 13 (43.33) 10 (33.33) Z = −0.69  
 13 years 17 (46.67) 16 (53.33)   
Borderline Symptom List-23 (mean) 0.10 0.15 2.42 0.71 t = −17.55 <.001
Rejection sensitivity questionnairea 6.2 2.9 16.8 6.2 t = −7.94 <.001
Co-morbidities, n (%)       
 major depressive disorder    2 (6.67)   
 dysthymia    2 (6.67)   
 panic disorder with agoraphobia    2 (6.67)   
 social phobia    8 (26.67)   
 specific phobia    2 (6.67)   
 obsessive compulsive disorder    2 (6.67)   
 posttraumatic stress disorder    17 (56.67)   
 somatization disorder    1 (3.33)   
 unspecific somatoform disorder    2 (6.67)   
 bulimia nervosa    2 (6.67)   
 binge eating disorder    5 (16.67)   
 dissociative convulsions    1 (3.33)   
  1. adata of 2 HC and 4 BPD was not evaluable; AM = arithmetic mean; SD = standard deviation