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Table 1 Mean number (M ± SD in brackets) of life events according to the 11 TAQ categories, separately for four developmental periods (early childhood: 0–6 years of age; middle childhood: 7–12 years, adolescence: 13–18 years, adulthood: 19 years and older) and separately for patients with (top lines, 'yes:') and without current PTSD (lower lines: 'no'). Significant differences are marked by * (p < .05)

From: Traumatic events, PTSD, and psychiatric comorbidity in forensic patients – assessed by questionnaires and diagnostic interview

  0–6 yrs 7–12 yrs 13–18 yrs (>19) yrs
Competence yes: 0.69(.70) 1.32(1.1) 1.32(.87) 1.14(1.1)
  no: 1.29(.94) 1.42(.97) 1.50(.98) 1.46(.96)
Safety yes: 0.87(.57) 0.94(.80) 1.24(.88) 1.06(.47)
  no: 1.26(.67) 1.17(.54) 1.22(.61) 0.94(.31)
Neglect yes: 0.98(.45)* 1.07(.51) 1.09(.72) 1.18(.52)
  no: 0.57(.30) 0.87(.35) 1.13(.30) 1.36(.64)
Separation yes: 0.25(.35) 1.07(.81) 1.16(.81) 1.79(.93)
  no: 0.33(.49) 0.58(.66) 0.96(.84) 1.58(.92)
Secrets yes: 0.56(.50) 1.35(.91) 1.41(1.0) 1.27(1.1)
  no: 0.85(.83) 1.08(.63) 1.46(.63) 1.54(.69)
Emotional abuse yes: 0.98(.72) 1.34(.58)* 1.80(.74) 1.42(.69)
  no: 0.72(.59) 0.88(.43) 1.42(.63) 1.45(.51)
Physical abuse yes: 0.50(.59) 1.09(.88) 1.51(1.14) 1.45(.88)
  no: 0.28(.45) 0.81(.93) 1.47(1.01) 1.19(.88)
Sexual abuse yes: 0.42(1.0) 0.57(.92) 0.86(1.1) 0.43(.75)
  no: 0.00(.00) 0.21(.38) 0.33(.53) 0.04(.10)
Other trauma yes: 0.183(.242) 0.36(.27) 0.71(.55) 1.11(.49)
  no: 0.27(.41) 0.24(.30) 0.49(.52) 1.24(.66)
Witnessing yes: 0.56(.52) 0.79(.73) 0.94(.96) 0.82(.87)
  no: 0.26(.31) 0.51(.38) 0.67(.46) 0.58(.50)
Alcohol/drug abuse yes: 0.19(.53) 0.50(.71) 1.04(.99) 1.18(1.1)
  no: 0.08(.28) 0.29(.54) 1.21(.99) 1.00(.98)