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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the BPD group and SC group

From: A comparison of thought and perception disorders in borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia: psychotic experiences as a reaction to impaired social functioning

  SC n(%) BPD n(%) p
Gender    0.788a
Female 15(53.6) 16(57.1)  
Male 13(46.4) 12(42.9)  
Marital status    0.513b
Single (never married) 21(75.0) 18(64.3)  
Married 2(7.1) 4(14.3)  
Separated/Divorced 4(14.3) 6(21.4)  
Widowed 1(3.6) 0(0.0)  
Education, years    0.119b
1-5 0(0.0) 3(10.7)  
6-8 13(46.4) 17(60.7)  
9-13 12(42.9) 7(25.0)  
>13 3(10.7) 1(3.6)  
Employment    1a
Employed 8(28.6) 8(28.6)  
Unemployed 20(71.4) 20(71.4)  
  Mean(SD) Mean(SD)  
Age, years 40.1(5.8) 35.2(8.08) 0.012c
  1. SC: schizophrenia; BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder.
  2. aPearson's χ2 test.
  3. bFisher's exact test.
  4. cPearson's independent samples t-test.