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Table 1 Background data of included patients

From: Symptom, alexithymia and self-image outcomes of Mentalisation-based treatment for borderline personality disorder: a naturalistic study

Variable Percentage of all patients
Sociodemographic variables
Sex, female 89.3%
Married/cohabiting 37.3%
Have children 28.0%
Working/studying 42.7%
Tertiary Educationa 30.7%
Sickness benefit 48.0%
Trauma
Sexual abuse < 15 yrs 42.9%
Physical abuse < 15 yrs 52.9%
Rape 15 yrs.> 45.9%
Trauma (any) 76.1%
Loss of parent < 18 yrs 6.7%
Axis I diagnosis
Depressive disorder (any) 58.7%
Bipolar disorder (any) 2.7%
PTSD 25.3%
Anxiety disorder (any except PTSD) 68.0%
Psychotic disorder (any) 4.0%
Substance Abuse disorder (any) 20.0%
Eating disorder (any) 22.7%
ADHD 24.0%
Axis II diagnosis
Paranoid PD 20.6%
Schizoid PD 0
Schizotypal PD 5.9%
Cluster A PD, total 26.5%
Histrionic PD 2.9%
Narcissistic PD 4.4%
Borderline PD 100%
Antisocial PD 7.4%
Cluster B PD other than BPD, total 13.2%
Avoidant PD 41.2%
Dependent PD 20.6%
Obsessive-Compulsive PD 16.2%
Cluster C PD, total 57.4%
  1. aTertiary education = post-high school/gymnasium education, i.e. university or community college