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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the total sample and by groups

From: Self-reported patterns of impairments in mentalization, attachment, and psychopathology among clinically referred adolescents with and without borderline personality pathology

Sociodemographic characteristics Total sample (N = 109) Borderline personality disorder group (n = 47) Clinical comparison group (n = 62)
Age (Mean ± SD) 16.1 ± 1.1 15.9 ± 1.2 16.2 ± 1.1
Range in years 13–18 13–18 13–18
Gender
 Male 44 (40.4%) 14 (29.8%) 27 (43.5%)
 Female 65 (59.6%) 33 (70.2%) 35 (56.5%)
Educational level
 Primary School 55 (50.5%) 28 (59.6%) 27 (43.5%)
 High School 18 (16.5%) 4 (8.5%) 14 (22.6%)
 Youth education 14 (12.8%) 3 (6.4%) 11 (17.7%)
 None 22 (20.2%) 12 (25.5%) 10 (16.1%)
Upbringing
 Both parents 59 (54.1%) 24 (51.1%) 35 (56.5%)
 Mother 44 (40.4%) 19 (40.4%) 25 (40.3%)
 Father 2 (1.8%) 2 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
 Fostercare 4 (3.7%) 2 (4.3%) 2 (3.2%)
Current living arrangements
 Parents 89 (81.7%) 37 (78.7%) 52 (83.9%)
 Appartment 2 (1.8%) 2 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
 Fostercare 18 (16.5%) 8 (17.0%) 10 (16.1%)
Civil Status
 Single 77 (61.5%) 29 (61.7%) 38 (61.3%)
 In a relationship 42 (38.5%) 18 (38.3%) 24 (38.7%)
Job-status (beside school)
 In a job 31 (38.4%) 12 (25.5%) 19 (30.6%)
 Not in a job 78 (71.6%) 35 (74.5%) 43 (69.4%)