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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 108 physicians working night shifts by physician’s specialty. Results are given as number (n) and mean value or percentage

From: Occupational stress experienced by residents and faculty physicians on night shifts

Variables Emergency medicine Surgical specialties Medical specialties Total
n mean or % n mean or % n mean or % n mean or %
Age 37 32.4 ± 4.8 36 31.7 ± 7.1 35 29.6 ± 5.9 108 31.3 ± 5.9
Man 23 62.2 27 75.0 14 40.0 64 59.3
Woman 14 37.8 9 25.0 21 60.0 44 40.7
Married 25 67.6 17 47.2 14 40.0 56 51.9
Unmarried 12 32.4 19 52.8 21 60.0 52 48.1
Patients cared for on a typica night shiftl 1-30 2 5.4 25 69.4 14 40.0 41 38.0
31-60 8 21.6 8 22.2 7 20.0 23 21.3
>60 27 73.0 3 8.3 14 40.0 44 40.7
Night shifts per month 1-4 9 24.3 8 22.2 14 40.0 31 28.7
5-8 3 8.1 16 44.5 20 57.1 39 36.1
≥9 25 67.6 12 33.3 1 2.9 38 35.2
Academic status Resident 28 75.7 29 80.6 28 80.0 85 78.7
Specialist 9 24.3 7 19.4 7 20.0 23 21.3
Intends to continue in specialty Yes 21 56.8 22 61.1 26 74.3 69 63.9
No 16 43.2 14 38.9 9 25.7 39 36.1
Chronic disease and/or sleep problem Yes 17 45.9 16 44.4 7 20.0 40 37.0
No 20 54.1 20 55.6 28 80.0 68 63.0
Total n % 37 34.3 36 33.3 35 32.4 108 100.0