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Table 3 Sociodemographic and occupational characteristics associated with burnout subscales among general surgeons

From: Prevalence and associated factors for burnout among attending general surgeons: a national cross-sectional survey

Surgeon characteristics Emotional exhaustion Depersonalization Personal accomplishment
Median (IQR) P Median (IQR) P Median (IQR) P
Age, years   0.010   < 0.001   < 0.001
  < 40 36 (24–42)   12 (6–17)   34 (29–40)  
  ≥ 40 31 (18–44)   7 (3–15)   38 (31–43)  
Sex   0.273   0.709   0.487
 Female 35 (26–42)   8.5 (4–15)   38 (32–42)  
 Male 33 (19–44)   9 (3–16)   36 (30–42)  
Marital status   0.543   0.927   0.110
 Single 36 (21–42)   8 (4–15)   36 (30–38)  
 Married (or partnered) 33 (20–43)   9 (3–16)   36 (30–42)  
Children   0.003   0.023   0.022
 No 38 (28–44)   11 (5–18)   35 (30–39)  
 Yes 32 (19–43)   8 (3–16)   37 (30–42)  
Academic title   < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001
 Specialist 37 (23–45)   11 (5–18)   35 (30–41)  
 Assistant/Associate professor 31 (19–40)   7 (3–14)   38 (31–42)  
 Professor 24 (12–36)   4 (1–10)   40 (32–45)  
Workplace   < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001
 TRH 37 (29–46)   13 (6–20)   33 (28–38)  
 State hospital 39 (24–46)   13 (6–18)   35 (29–42)  
 University hospital 31 (19–42)   7 (3–12)   37 (31–42)  
 Private hospital 25 (13–37)   5 (2–11)   40 (34–43)  
Work hours per week, hours   0.001   0.028   0.785
  < 60 31 (18–42)   8 (3–16)   36 (30–42)  
  ≥ 60 37 (24–45)   10 (4–17)   37 (30–42)  
Sleep duration, hours   < 0.001   0.003   0.093
  < 7 36 (23–45)   10 (4–17)   36 (30–42)  
  ≥ 7 30 (16–41)   7 (3–14)   37 (31–42)  
Comorbidity   0.925   0.848   0.072
 No 34 (20–43)   9 (4–16)   36 (30–42)  
 Yes 33 (21–44)   9 (3–16)   38 (30–43)  
Smoking status   0.006   0.008   0.043
 No 31 (19–42)   8 (3–16)   37 (30–43)  
 Yes 36 (23–45)   10 (4–17)   36 (30–40)  
Specific hobby   0.003   0.031   < 0.001
 No 36 (24–45)   10 (4–17)   35 (29–41)  
 Yes 31 (17–42)   8 (3–15)   38 (32–43)  
Social activity   < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001
 No 38 (28–45)   11 (5–18)   34 (28–39)  
 Yes 26 (1438)   6 (213)   39 (3444)  
  1. IQR interquartile range, TRH training and research hospital