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Table 4 The associations of the level of personality disturbance with childhood adversities

From: Clinical importance of personality difficulties: diagnostically sub-threshold personality disorders

   No personality disorder Personality difficulty Simple personality disorder Complex personality disorder Pa
Number of traumatic events in childhood   n % n % n % n %  
0   31 24.2 10 21.2 10 14.7 7 15.7 <0.001
1   23 18.0 8 17.0 8 11.8 8 10.5  
2-3   35 27.3 14 29.8 14 20.6 15 19.7  
≥4   39 30.5 15 31.9 15 22.1 46 60.5  
   128 100.0 47 100.0 68 100.0 76 100.0  
Emotional neglectb Yes 23 7.6 7 2.3 12 4.0 29 9.6 0.003
No 279 92.4 295 97.7 290 96.0 273 90.4  
Physical abuseb Yes 16 5.2 4 1.3 9 2.9 21 6.8 0.011
No 291 94.8 303 98.7 298 97.1 286 93.2  
Sexual abuseb Yes 7 2.2 3 1.0 8 2.6 15 4.8 0.009
No 305 97.8 209 99.0 304 97.4 297 95.2  
  1. aChi-square test
  2. bDue to missing data: Emotional neglect n = 302, Physical abuse n = 307, and Sexual abuse n = 312