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Table 2 Risk-Taking Behavior by Group

From: Health related quality of life and psychopathological distress in risk taking and self-harming adolescents with full-syndrome, subthreshold and without borderline personality disorder: rethinking the clinical cut-off?

Risk Behavior no BPD sub BPD BPD p
Self-injury
lifetime, yes n (%) 51 (70.83) 78 (93.98) 109 (100.00) < .0001
past 12 months, days 67.55 (137.53) 61.22 (69.48) 98.28 (91.13) .024
 age of onset, years 12.80 (1.51) 13.09 (2.01) 12.94 (1.75) .790
Suicide attempts
lifetime, yes n (%) 14 (19.72) 42 (50.60) 74 (67.89) < .0001
lifetime attempts 4.86 (5.99) 7.83 (24.62) 6.51 (14.18) .849
Sex with people barely knew, n (%)     .002
not at all/ a little bit like me 58 (89.23) 64 (84.21) 78 (76.47)  
somewhat like me 7 (10.77) 6 (7.89) 8 (7.84)  
quite a bit/ extremely like me 0 (0.00) 6 (7.89) 16 (15.69)  
Drinking too much, n (%)     < .0001
not at all/ a little bit like me 64 (95.52) 63 (82.89) 68 (65.38)  
somewhat like me 2 (2.99) 5 (6.58) 14 (13.46)  
quite a bit/ extremely like me 1 (1.49) 8 (10.53) 22 (21.15)  
Drug consumption, n (%)     < .0001
not at all/ a little bit like me 62 (93.94) 63 (84.00) 78 (75.73)  
somewhat like me 2 (3.03) 6 (8.00) 5 (4.85)  
quite a bit/ extremely like me 2 (3.03) 6 (8.00) 20 (19.42)  
Delinquent behavior / breaking the law, n (%)     .033
not at all/ a little bit like me 55 (83.33) 61 (79.22) 71 (68.27)  
somewhat like me 2 (3.03) 4 (5.19) 16 (15.38)  
quite a bit/ extremely like me 9 (13.64) 12 (15.58) 17 (16.35)  
  1. values represent means and standard deviations (SD) in brackets, unless otherwise indicated; p values refer to one-way ANOVA (continuous data) or Chi-Square tests for categorical/dichotomy data; Some missing data on risk-behaviour items, as indicated by percentage values; item response have been collapsed for readability (not at all like me and a little bit like me; quite a bit like me and extremely like me), analyses were performed on full 5-point scales