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Table 1 Sample characteristics of healthy controls, healthy trauma-exposed women and PTSD patients

From: Women with exposure to childhood interpersonal violence without psychiatric diagnoses show no signs of impairment in general functioning, quality of life and sexuality

  HC HTEW PTSD
patients
Statistics
  AM ± SD AM ± SD AM ± SD  
Age 31.37 ± 8.4 31.81 ± 12.6 32.9 ± 8.6 F(2,89) = .189, p = .828
Years of education 11.3 ± 1.0 11.4 ± 0.9 10.9 ± 1.2 H (2) = 3.735, p = .155
Marital status N, % N, % N, %  
 Married/cohabiting
 Single
 Divorced/widowed
24 (80.0)
6 (20.0)
0 (0)
20 (64.5)
8 (25.8)
3 (9.7)
19 (61.3)
11 (35.5)
1 (3.2)
χ 2 (2) = 4.645, p = .336
Number of children N, % N, % N, %  
 1
 2
 3
 4
22 (73.4)
3 (10.0)
3 (10.0)
1 (3.3)
1 (3.3)
21 (67.7)
2 (6.5)
2 (6.5)
5 (16.1)
1 (3.2)
19 (61.3)
6 (19.4)
4 (12.9)
1 (3.2)
1 (3.2)
H (2) = .774, p = .679
U HC-HTEW = 427.0, p = .489, r = −.087
U HTEW-PTSD = 475.5, p = .941, r = −.011
U HTEW-PTSD = 416.0, p = .402, r = −.109
Employment status N, % N, % N, %  
 Full time
 Part time
 Occasionally
 Not working
16 (53.4)
7 (23.3)
4 (13.3)
3 (10.0)
16 (51.6)
11 (35.5)
3 (9.7)
1 (3.2)
7 (22.6)
6 (19.4)
3 (9.7)
15 (48.4)
H (2) = 14.451, p = .001
U HC-HTEW = 446.0, p = .769, r = −.039
U HTEW-PTSD = 246.5, p < .001, r = .439
U HC-PTSD = 266.0, p < .001., r = −.387
Current comorbidity N % N % N %
Any anxiety disorder 0 0 0 0 22 71.0
Any mood disorder 0 0 0 0 21 67.7
Any eating disorder 0 0 0 0 4 12.9
Any substance abuse/dependence 0 0 0 0 1 3.2
BPD 0 0 0 0 17 54.8  
  1. F and p represent the F- and p-values of the respective one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA); H and U represent the respective H and U values of the Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney-U tests; χ 2 represents the respective value of the Chi-square analysis
  2. Abbreviations: AM arithmetic mean, SD standard deviation
  3. For Axis-II Disorders, only Borderline Personality Disorder was assessed