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Table 1 Work time and self rated health of hospital doctors in Norway and Germany, aged 25-65 years and employed in full time. Data are % (n) of respondents.

From: Work Hours and Self rated Health of Hospital Doctors in Norway and Germany. A comparative study on national samples

  All hospital doctors Male hospital doctors Female hospital doctors
Variable Norway % (n) Germany % (n) Norway % (n) Germany % (n) Norway % (n) Germany % (n)
Hours per work day       
≤ 8 31.3* (157) 9.0* (99) 23.3* (70) 8.8* (67) 43.2* (86) 9.6* (32)
8.1-9.0 42.0* (211) 32.1* (352) 42.5* (128) 29.3* (223) 41.2 (82) 38.5 (129)
> 9 26.7* (134) 58.8 *(644) 34.2* (103) 61.8* (470) 15.6* (31) 51.9 *(174)
Hours on-call duty per months       
0 27.6 (134) 30.6 (316) 29.1 (85) 34.4 (245) 25.5 (49) 22.1 (71)
1-60 54.1* (263) 6.0* (62) 58.2* (170) 5.4* (38) 47.4* (91) 7.5* (24)
> 60 18.3* (89) 63.4* (656) 12.6* (37) 60.3* (430) 27.1* (52) 70.4* (226)
Norwegian work time pattern (not having the combination of >9 hours work day and >60 hours on-call per month)       
Excl. doctors with "0" on-call duties 96.1* (332) 53.9*(386) 96.0* (194) 52.1* (241) 95.8* (135) 57.3* (139)
Incl. doctors with "0" on call-duty 97.1* (465) 67.8* (696) 97.2* (279) 68.5* (486) 96.8* (184) 66.5* (210)
Self rated health as good 88.1* (450) 63.3* (698) 88.3* (272) 62.9* (480) 88.1* (177) 64.1* (218)
  1. * p < 0.0001, differences between countries using Pearson' Chi-square test