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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the groups

From: DSM-5 personality trait facets amongst child molesters: an exploratory comparison with other types of offenders

  Sex crime against children (n = 91) Property crime (n = 25) Crime against the person (n = 51) F/Kruskal–Wallis H test p-value Post-hoc comparison
n (%) Mean (SD; range) n (%) Mean (SD; range) n (%) Mean (SD; range)
Age (years)   48.78 (13.23; 22–75)   39.40 (9.30; 26–55)   42.53 (10.85; 21–81) 8.15 < 0.001 Sex child crime > property crime = crime against the person
Gender        51.51 < .001 Sex child crime > crime against the person > property crime
 Men 88 (96.70)   9 (36)   42 (82.40)     
 Women 3 (3.30)   16 (64)   9 (17.60)     
Psychiatric comorbidity        64.93 < 0.001 Crime against the person > property crime > sex child crime
 No 84 (92.30)   12 (48)   14 (27.50)     
 Yes 7 (7.70)   13 (52)   37 (72.50)     
Type of psychiatric comorbidity          
 Unipolar depressive disorders 3 (3.30)   1 (4)   1 (2)     
 Bipolar disorders 1 (1.10)   2 (8)   6 (11.80)     
 Psychotic disorders 2 (2.20)   0   25 (49)     
 Substance abuse disorder 0   7 (28)   2 (3.90)     
 Personality disorders 1 (1.10)   3 (12)   3 (5.90)     
Psychopathy traits (PCL-R > 25)        0.20 0.90  
 Yes 10 (11)   2 (8)   5 (9.80)     
 No 81 (89)   23 (92)   46 (90.20)     
  1. PCL-R psychopathy checklist revised