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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 113)

From: Personality functioning in anxiety disorders

  Phobias
(n = 28)
Panic disorder
(n = 47)
GAD
(n = 22)
Controls
(n = 16)
Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
Age (years) 30.96 (14.72)
range: 18–73
35.26 (13.48)
range: 19–74
36.55 (13.89)
range: 19–70
31.88 (14.49)
range: 20–60
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender
 Female 17 (60.7) 32 (68.1) 18 (81.8) 12 (75.0)
 Male 11 (39.3) 15 (31.9) 4 (18.2) 4 (25.0)
Education
 No compulsory school 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Compulsory school 5 (17.9) 11 (23.4) 5 (22.7) 0 (0.0)
 Apprenticeship/ vocational school 9 (32.1) 11 (23.4) 6 (27.3) 3 (18.8)
 High school 13 (46.4) 17 (36.2) 8 (36.4) 10 (62.5)
 Academic 0 (0.0) 4 (8.5) 3 (13.6) 3 (18.8)
 Other 1 (3.6) 3 (6.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Employment
 In occupational training 6 (21.4) 6 (12.8) 4 (18.2) 7 (43.8)
 Unemployed 10 (35.7) 12 (25.5) 8 (36.4) 0 (0.0)
 Part-time 1 (3.6) 8 (17.0) 4 (18.2) 5 (31.3)
 Full-time 4 (14.3) 11 (23.4) 1 (4.5) 3 (18.8)
 Homemaker 1 (3.6) 2 (4.3) 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0)
 Retired 4 (14.3) 7 (14.9) 4 (18.2) 1 (6.3)
 Missing 2 (7.1) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Family status
 Single 16 (57.1) 20 (42.6) 8 (36.4) 3 (18.8)
 Unmarried with partner 9 (32.1) 12 (25.5) 5 (22.7) 9 (56.3)
 Married 2 (7.1) 11 (23.4) 6 (27.3) 3 (18.8)
 Divorced/ separated 1 (3.6) 2 (4.3) 3 (13.6) 1 (6.3)
 Widowed 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Missing values 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
DSM-IV diagnoses other than PD (anxiety disorders excluded)a n  
 Substance abuse disorders 4 15 2 0
 Mood disorders 20 32 14 0
 Brief psychotic disorder 1 2 0 0
 Posttraumatic stress disorder 2 3 1 0
 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 7 5 0 0
 Somatoform disorders 3 2 0 0
 Eating disorders 2 3 2 0
 Adjustment disorders 1 0 0 0
DSM-IV PD Diagnosesa n  
 Paranoid 5 7 1 0
 Schizoid 0 0 0 0
 Schizotypal 0 0 0 0
 Obsessive-compulsive 6 1 0 0
 Histrionic 0 2 0 0
 Dependent 4 2 2 0
 Antisocial 1 0 0 0
 Narcissistic 0 1 1 0
 Avoidant 14 15 7 0
 Borderline 10 9 4 0
 Depressive 11 12 6 0
 Passive-aggressive 0 2 1 0
  1. PD personality disorder, GAD generalized anxiety disorder
  2. aMore than one diagnosis per patient included