Table 1

Demographic data of the16 BPD patients inthis gene expression study
Characteristic Frequency Percentage
Gender Male 6 33.3
Female 10 55.6
Marital status Single 9 50
Married 5 27.8
Divorced 2 11.1
Education Primary 2 11.1
Secondary 7 38.9
Tertiary 7 38.9
Occupation Employed 7 38.9
Unemployed 9 50
Race Malay 4 22.2
Chinese 8 44.4
Indian 4 22.2
Duration of illness <5 y 6 33.3
6-10 y 4 22.2
11-20 y 2 11.1
>20 y 4 22.2
Previous non-compliance Yes 13 72.2
No 3 16.7
Previous substance abuse Yes 4 22.2
No 12 66.7
Family mental illness Yes 5 27.8
No 11 61.1

BPD bipolar disorder.

Zain et al.

Zain et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2012 13:91   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-13-91

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