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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of health care workers by group and role

From: Perceptions of personal health risks by medical and non-medical workers in a university medical center: a survey study

  Medical group   
Category Physicians
(n= 369)
Nurses
(n= 608)
Paramedics
(n= 555)
Total Medical group
(n= 1532)
Total Non- medical group
(n= 963)
Age (mean, with standard deviation in parentheses) 39.06
(11.01)
42.18a**
(10.47)
42.67a**
(10.56)
41.61
(10.72)
44.25b**
(10.03)
Gender (%)      
   Male 53.39 19.57 26.85 30.35 36.66
   Female 46.61 80.43c** 73.15c** 69.65c** 63.34c**
Family status (%)      
   Live alone 23.58 18.09 18.20 19.45 18.38
   Live with a partner only 35.23 31.58 31.53 32.44 33.96
   Live with children only 2.71 2.80 4.14 3.26 5.19
   Live with a partner and children 38.48 47.53 46.13 44.84 42.47
Type of work contract
(%)
     
Full-time
(40 hrs/week)
75.61d** 31.74 41.98 46.02 50.88
Part-time
(mean = 26.5 hrs/week; SD = 7.5 hrs/week)
24.39 68.26e** 58.02e** 53.98e* 49.12
  1. aSignificantly older than physicians. bSignificantly older than medical group. cSignificantly outnumbered male counterparts. dSignificantly outnumbered part-timers. eSignificantly outnumbered full-timers. **p < .001. *p < .01.