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Table 2 Distribution of age, civil status, occupation, and education attainment for the BPD clusters

From: Cluster analysis of personality traits in psychiatric patients with borderline personality disorder

  Lower psychopathology
cluster, n (%)
Externalizing cluster, n (%) Internalizing
cluster, n (%)
Post-hoc
Civil status1
 Single 31 (46.3%) 13 (46.4%) 17 (37.8%)  
 In a relationship 36 (53.7%) 15 (53%) 28 (62.2%)  
Occupation2
 Working/studying 44 (65.7%) 17 (60.7%) 19 (42.2%) C < A*
 Not working/studying 23 (34.3%) 11 (39.3%) 26 (57.8%) A < C*
Educational attainment3
 Primary school 19 (28.4%) 3 (10.7%) 11 (25.6%)  
 Secondary school 32 (47.8%) 19 (67.9%) 28 (65.1%)  
 Post-secondary education 16 (23.9%) 6 (21.4%) 4 (9.3%)  
Gender
 Female 58 (86.6%) 25 (89.3%) 42 (91.3%)  
 Male 9 (13.4%) 3 (10.7%) 4 (8.7%)  
Mean age (SD) 26.8 (8.3) 26.6 (6.4) 26.7 (5.9)  
  1. Note. *p < 0.05, 1 n = 140, 2 n = 140 3, n = 138. Bonferroni’s post-hoc test was used for group comparisons