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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical data of the studied groups.

From: Affective theory of the mind and suicide in women with borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia: a comparative study

Variables BPD Schizophrenia Control P value
N % N % N %
Age Range 20 38 21 46 21 45 0.116
Mean ±SD 27.1 4.909 30.15 5.696 30.25 5.428
Marital status Single 16 80 12 60 12 60 0.352
Married 2 10 7 35 7 35
Divorced 2 10 1 5 1 5
Educational level Technical 5 25 6 30 4 20 0.925
University 11 55 11 55 11 55
Postgraduate 4 20 3 15 5 25
Work Unemployed 7 35 16 80 6 30 0.002*
Employed 13 65 4 20 14 70
Parental separation Non separated 12 60 14 70 19 95 0.031*
Separated 8 40 6 30 1 5
Medical comorbidities Positive 8 40 6 30 1 5 0.153
  Negative 18 90 15 75 19 95  
FH of psychiatric illness Negative 11 55 7 35 17 85 0.005*
  Positive 9 45 13 65 3 15  
DOI Range 1 20 1 20 - 0.281***  
  Mean ±SD 6.1 5.077 7.85 5.05 -   
Number of the previous admissions Range 1 7 1 7 - 0.799***  
  Mean ±SD 2.857 2.854 2.6 2.062 -   
Medical comorbidities Positive 8 40 6 30 1 5 0.153
  Negative 18 90 15 75 19 95  
FH of psychiatric illness Negative 11 55 7 35 17 85 0.005*
  Positive 9 45 13 65 3 15  
  1. P value > 0.05: Significant, SD standard deviation. Chi-square test was used for comparison; *statistically significant, **comparison was done by ANOVA, ***comparison was done by t test, BPD borderline personality disorder, DOI duration of illness, FH family history