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Table 1 Comparison of Socio-Demographic Participant Characteristics

From: The lived experience of recovery in borderline personality disorder: a qualitative study

Variable Statistic Total (N = 14) Recovered Group (n = 7) Not Recovered Group (n = 7) t (p) or χ2
Age M (SD) 33.36 (10.26) 33.43 (11.43) 33.29 (9.88) 0.03 (0.98)
Range R = 18–52 R = 18–52 R = 22–46  
Education (years) M (SD) 14.29 (1.94) 14.29 (2.29) 14.29 (1.70) 0.00 (1.00)
Range R = 11–16 R = 11–16 R = 11–16  
Employment status
 Engaged in paid work % (n) 42.9 (6) 42.9 (3) 42.9 (3) 1.14 (0.57)
Relationship Status
 Single % (n) 64.3 (9) 57.1 (4) 71.4 (5) 0.31 (0.58)
 In relationship % (n) 35.7 (5) 42.9 (3) 28.6 (2)
Treatment Length (years) M (SD) 12.68 (6.72) 9.93 (9.47) 15.43 (5.00) −1.63 (0.13)
Range R = 2–24 R = 6–15 R = 9–21  
Age of Onset M (SD) 9.71 (3.58) 10.57 (3.55) 8.86 (3.67) −0.36 (0.73)
Range R = 4–15 R = 6–15 R = 4–14  
Age of Diagnosis M (SD) 25.57 (10.14) 24.57 (9.47) 26.57 (11.44) 0.89 (0.39)
Range R = 15–45 R = 16–44 R = 15–45  
Gap between Onset and Diagnosis M (SD) 15.86 (10.88) 14.00 (10.79) 17.71 (11.50) −0.62 (0.55)
Range R = 6–38 R = 7–38 R = 6–34  
  1. Note. No significant differences between recovered and not recovered groups