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Table 2 Sample description of the baseline random and fixed effect models, MABEL, 2001 to 2008

From: The relationship between working conditions and self-rated health among medical doctors: evidence from seven waves of the Medicine In Australia Balancing Employment and Life (Mabel) survey

  Random effects model Fixed effect model
  Obs = 21,206, ppl = 8821. Obs = 1396, ppl = 389.
  % %
Self-rated health  
 Good 95.07 60.62
 Poor 4.93 39.38
Gender   
 Male 57.22 61.39
 Female 42.78 38.61
Working hours  
 35–40 22.27 22.64
 Under 35 30.49 25.32
 Over 40 47.24 52.04
Living with partner/spouse  
 No 5.89 8.24
 Yes 94.11 91.76
Dependent children  
 No 8.76 5.66
 Yes 91.24 94.34
Medical specialisation  
 GP 35.3 35.16
 Specialist 50.7 49.37
 Hospital non-specialist 5.89 4.92
 Specialist-in-training 8.11 10.55
On call working hours  
 No 35.28 34.11
 Yes 64.72 65.89
Age   
 Under 35 years 10.25 7.38
 35–39 years 19.42 17.91
 40–44 years 22.38 21.85
 45–49 years 19.05 22.06
 50–54 years 14.64 16.69
 55–59 years 7.56 7.31
 60–64 years 3.54 3.30
 65–69 years 1.83 1.43
 70 years + 1.33 2.08
Partner/spouse   
 No 5.89 8.24
 Yes 94.11 91.74
Presence of children   
 No 8.76 5.66
 Yes 91.24 94.34