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Table 1 Sample characteristics before treatment start

From: Cost-effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy vs. enhanced usual care in the treatment of adolescents with self-harm

  DBT-A (N = 39) EUC (N = 38) Total sample (N = 77)
N %a N %a N %a
Female sex 34 87.2 34 89.5 68 88.3
Child protection (current) 6 15.4 7 18.4 13 16.9
Child protection (past) 10 26.3 11 28.9 21 27.6
Past psychiatric treatment 28 73.7 23 62.2 51 68.0
Past inpatient psychiatric treatment 3 8.6 3 7.9 6 7.8
Current DSM-IV Axis I and II diagnoses
 Major depression 9 23.1 8 21.1 17 22.1
 Other depressive disorder 16 41.0 13 34.2 29 37.7
 Panic disorder 2 5.1 5 13.2 7 9.1
 Posttraumatic stress disorder 7 17.9 6 15.8 13 16.9
 Any anxiety disorder 18 46.2 15 39.5 33 42.9
 Any substance use disorder 1 2.6 1 2.6 2 2.6
 Any eating disorder 3 7.7 3 7.9 6 7.8
 Borderline personality disorder 10 26.3 5 14.3 15 20.5
Suicide attempts, last 4 months (n) 11 28.2 9 23.7 20 26.0
  1. a Due to missing data in some cells there were slight variations in the percentage basis
  2. b Median and interquartile range
  3. c The median was zero for both groups. The interquartile ranges were 1.0 and 1.3 in the DBT and EUC group, respectively
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 15.9 1.4 15.3 1.6 15.6 1.5
C-GAS score 55.3 8.0 57.9 10.1 56.1 8.3
CBCL total, by parent (n) 69.6 11.0 68.4 8.9 69.0 9.8
Suicide attempts, lifetime (n)c 2.1 5.2 1.3 2.8 1.7 4.2
Non-suicidal self-harm, lifetime (n)b 49.5 159.5 25.0 45.5 34.0 88.0
  1. a Due to missing data in some cells there were slight variations in the percentage basis
  2. b Median and interquartile range
  3. c The median was zero for both groups. The interquartile ranges were 1.0 and 1.3 in the DBT and EUC group, respectively