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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Overcontrolled, undercontrolled, and resilient personality styles among patients with eating disorders

  ANr ANbp AAN BN BPD NC
(n = 34) (n = 31) (n = 29) (n = 76) (n = 108) (n = 444)
Mean age (SD) 24.2 (5.1) 24.5 (6.8) 22.7 (3.7) 27.3 (7.8) 26.5 (6.4) 28.7 (8.2)
Mean BMI (SD)a 16.7 (1.2) 17.3 (1.0) 20.0 (1.8) 24.7 (4.7)
Gender
 Female 31 (91.2%) 30 (96.8%) 27 (93.1%) 74 (97.4%) 96 (88.9%) 340 (76.6%)
 Male 3 (8.8%) 1 (3.2%) 2 (6.9%) 2 (2.6%) 12 (11.1%) 104 (23.4%)
Marital statusb
 Married or in relationship 7 (21.2%) 9 (30.0%) 12 (41.4%) 26 (34.2%) 56 (51.9%) 270 (60.8%)
 Single 24 (72.7%) 19 (63.3%) 16 (55.2%) 46 (60.5%) 51 (47.2%) 163 (36.7%)
 Other (e.g., living with parents) 2 (6.1%) 2 (6.7%) 1 (3.4%) 4 (5.3%) 1 (0.9%) 11 (2.5%)
Highest level of education
 Elementary school 5 (15.2%) 7 (22.6%) 4 (13.8%) 9 (11.8%) 16 (14.8%) 14 (3.2%)
 High school 17 (51.5%) 14 (45.2%) 14 (48.3%) 36 (47.4%) 68 (63.0%) 152 (34.2%)
 Higher education 11 (33.3%) 10 (32.3%) 11 (37.9%) 31 (40.8%) 24 (22.2%) 278 (62.6%)
Main occupationc
 Paid work 8 (25.0%) 9 (29.0%) 7 (25.0%) 33 (44.0%) 36 (33.6%) 189 (42.6%)
 Student 16 (50.0%) 17 (54.8%) 11 (39.3%) 27 (36.0%) 21 (19.6%) 197 (44.4%)
 Unemployed 2 (6.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (7.1%) 0 (0.0%) 6 (5.6%) 20 (4.5%)
 Sick leave 5 (15.6%) 4 (12.9%) 8 (28.6%) 14 (18.7%) 41 (38.3%) 17 (3.8%)
 Other (e.g., housewife, internship, parental leave) 1 (3.1%) 1 (3.2%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.3%) 3 (2.8%) 21 (4.7%)
  1. ANr Anorexia nervosa restricting, ANbp Anorexia nervosa binge eating/purging, AAN atypical anorexia nervosa, BPD borderline personality disorder, NC non-clinical
  2. aOne patient with AAN was missing BMI
  3. bone patient with ANr and one with ANbp were missing marital status
  4. c two patients with ANr, one with AAN, one with BN, and one with BPD were missing main occupation