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Table 5 Determinants of burnout among the physician

From: Physician burnout in Nigeria: a multicentre, cross-sectional study

Variable Physician Burnout (n = 535) χ2 p value
Yes N (%) No N (%)
Age of respondents in groups
  < 38 years 227 (77.2) 67 (22.8) 1.016 0.313
  ≥ 38 years 177 (73.4) 64 (26.6)   
Gender  
 Male 299 (76.7) 96 (24.3) 0.027 0.869
 Female 105 (75.0) 35 (25.0)   
Marital status
 Married 288 (74.6) 98 (25.4) 0.611 0.435
 Single 116 (77.9) 33 (22.1)   
Number of years in practice  
  < 10 years 221 (78.4) 61 (21.6) 2.628 0.105
  ≥ 10 years 183 (72.3) 70 (27.7)   
Professional grade of physicians
 Medical consultant 54 (68.4) 25 (31.6) 3.453 0.327
 Medical officer 16 (72.7) 6 (27.3)   
 Resident doctor 248 (78.0) 30 (25.9)   
 Medical intern 86 (74.1) 30 (25.9)   
Institution
NOHE, Enugu. 47 (72.3) 18 (27.7) 1.373 0.849
FETHA, Abakaliki. 137 (73.7) 49 (26.3)   
ESUTH, Enugu. 130 (77.8) 37 (22.7)   
FMC, Makurdi 75 (77.3) 22 (22.7)   
FNPH, Enugu. 15 (75.0) 5 (25.0)   
Perception of burnout as relevant to patient safety
 Yes 305 (76.4) 94 (23.6) 0.730 0.393
 No 99 (72.8) 37 (27.2)   
Specialties
 Surgical specialties 201 (77.0) 60 (23.0) 0.623 0.732
 Medical specialties 101 (74.3) 35 (25.7)   
 Others* 102 (73.9) 36 (26.1)