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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients with personality disorders according to gender

From: Sex differences in mortality of admitted patients with personality disorders in North Norway - a prospective register study

  Men Women p-value*
Number of patients 289 284  
Number of deaths 41 21  
Number of admissions 1924 3139  
Total time of follow-up (person-years) 3420 3204  
Follow-up time in years (mean, SD) 11.8 (7.4) 11.3 (7.4) 0.37
Age at first admission in years (mean, SD) 31.2 (9.9) 30.2(12.2) 0.28
Total number of days admitted (median, 1 and 3 quartile) 70 (18.0, 214.5) 111 (25.3, 293.0) 0.013
Number of admissions (median, 1 and 3 quartile) 3 (1,8) 4 (2,1) 0.004
% with personality disorder as only diagnosis (N) 30.1 (89) 23.9 (68) 0.07
  1. *Difference between men and women.