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Table 3 Psychosocial job stressors and self-rated health, by gender

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

  Male health Female health All persons
  Good Poor Good Poor Good Poor
  Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
(95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Job demands
(1-low to 4-high)
2.58
(2.58, 2.60)
2.97
(2.94, 3.02)
2.67
(2.66, 2.68)
3.30
(2.99, 3.09)
2.62
(2.62, 2.63)
3.00
(2.97, 3.03)
Social support
(1-low to 4-high)
2.70
(2.69, 2.71)
3.08
(3.03, 3.12)
2.57
(2.56, 2.59)
3.11
(3.06, 3.16)
2.64
(2.64, 2.65)
3.09
(3.06, 3.12)
Job insecurity
(1-low to 4-high)
2.80
(2.79, 2.81)
2.97
(2.93, 3.01)
2.62
(2.62, 2.64)
2.90
(2.85, 2.95)
2.73
(2.72, 2.73)
2.94
(2.91, 2.97)
Job control
(1-low to 4-high)
2.15
(2.14, 2.16)
2.66
(2.62, 2.71)
2.26
(2.25, 2.27)
2.67
(2.62, 2.73)
2.20
(2.19, 2.21)
2.67
(2.63, 2.70)
Rewards at work
(1-low to 4-high)
2.23
(2.22, 2.24)
2.81
(2.77, 2.85)
2.29
(2.28, 2.31)
2.78
(2.73, 2.83)
2.26
(2.25, 2.27)
2.80
(2.77, 2.83)
Work-life imbalance
(1-low to 4-high)
2.40
(2.39, 2.41)
2.78
(2.75, 2.81)
2.36
(2.35, 2.37)
2.79
(2.75, 2.82)
2.38
(2.38, 2.39)
2.78
(2.76, 2.80)
Family restrictions
(1-low to 4-high)
1.73
(1.72, 1.74)
1.95
(1.88, 2.01)
2.13
(2.11, 2.14)
2.20
(2.12, 2.28)
1.91
(1.90,1.92)
2.05
(2.00, 2.10)
Workplace aggression % % % % % %
 Yes 9.51 9.76 9.66 9.39 9.57 9.61
 No 90.49 90.24 90.34 90.61 90.43 90.39
Working hours       
 35–40 23.93 20.67 26.75 22.50 25.18 21.41
 Under 35 13.69 19.94 35.71 31.57 23.48 24.62
 Over 40 62.38 59.39 37.54 45.92 51.34 53.97