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Table 1 Subjects’ demographic characteristics and work-related symptoms (N = 775)

From: Factors and symptoms associated with work stress and health-promoting lifestyles among hospital staff: a pilot study in Taiwan

Variables (N = 775)
Job position  
 Physician 35 (4.5)
 Nurse 376 (48.5)
 Medical technician staff 116 (15.0)
 Administrative staff 248 (32.0)
Marriage status  
 Married 400 (51.6)
 Not married 360 (46.5)
 Other 15 (1.9)
Education  
 High school 59 (7.6)
 College or University 669 (86.3)
 Master’s or PhD 47 (6.1)
Location of hospital  
 Chai-Yi 467 (60.3)
 Hsin-Chu 308 (39.7)
Work experience, years 9.88 ± 6.46
Daily work time, hours 8.77 ± 1.66
Symptoms of work-related stress  
 Nervousness 499 (64.4)
 Nightmares 261 (33.7)
 Irritability 342 (44.1)
 Headaches 316 (40.8)
 Insomnia 271 (35.0)
 Gastrointestinal upset 321 (41.4)
  1. Data are represented as n (%) for categorical variables and mean ± SD for continuous variables.