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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of BPD, DD, and healthy controls (HC)

From: The specificity of mental pain in borderline personality disorder compared to depressive disorders and healthy controls

  BPD DD HC Analysis
(n = 57) (n = 22) (n = 31) p a Contrastb
M SD M SD M SD   
Age (years) 32.1 9.1 34.6 10.0 25.6 11.2 .003 BPD, MDD > HC
Education (years) 14.9 2.1 13.8 2.8 14.7 1.2 .106  
Race/ethnicity N % N % N %   
Caucasian 34 59.6 4 18.2 10 32.3   
Black 5 8.8 7 31.8 10 32.3   
Asian 2 3.5 0 0.0 1 3.2   
Hispanic 7 12.3 6 27.3 10 32.3   
More than one race 1 1.8 2 9.1 0 0.0   
Unreported or unknown 8 14.0 3 13.6 0 0.0   
White vs. non- white 34 59.6 4 18.2 10 32.3 .001  
Sex         
  Female 50 87.7 15 68.2 17 54.8 .002  
  1. aANOVA for continuous variables; chi-square analyses for categorical variables
  2. bPost-hoc comparisons