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Table 2 Demographic Characteristics for Carers of Young People with BPD features (BPD carers)

From: A study comparing the experiences of family and friends of young people with borderline personality disorder features with family and friends of young people with other serious illnesses and general population adults

Characteristic Descriptive Statistic Total Sample N = 82
Age in years M (SD) 44.74 (12.86)
Female % (n) 70.73 (58)
Relationship to young person % (n)  
 Mother   51.22 (42)
 Father   17.07 (14)
 Sibling   8.54 (7)
 Partner   6.10 (5)
 Other   17.07 (14)
Education % (n)  
 Secondary or Lower   48.78 (40)
 University   39.02 (32)
 Other   12.20 (10)
Employment % (n)  
 Employed   62.20 (51)
 Unemployed   15.86 (13)
 Homemaker/Carer   10.97 (9)
 Other   10.97 (9)
Marital status % (n)  
 In a relationship   57.32 (47)
 Not in a relationship   42.68 (35)
  1. Note. M = mean; SD = standard deviation