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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and working situation of the samples [N (%)]

From: Factors associated with job satisfaction among Chinese community health workers: a cross-sectional study

  Shenyang N= 1010 Benxi N= 684 P value
Demographic characteristics    
Gender    
male 224(22.2) 108(15.8) <0.05
female 786(77.8) 576(84.2)  
Age group (years)    
<30 160(15.8) 155(22.7) <0.05
30- 294(29.1) 146(21.3)  
40- 556(55.0) 383(56.0)  
Educational level    
high school or below 270(26.7) 322(47.1) <0.05
junior college 439(43.5) 259(37.9)  
college or above 301(29.8) 103(15.0)  
Marital status    
single/widow/divorced/separated 200(19.8) 155(22.7) ns
married/cohabitation 810(80.2) 529(77.3)  
Sleep disorders    
no 511(50.6) 266(38.9) <0.05
yes 499(49.4) 418(61.1)  
Exercise    
no 569(56.3) 337(49.2) <0.05
yes 441(43.7) 347(50.8)  
Chronic disease    
no 795(78.7) 483(70.6) <0.05
yes 215(21.3) 201(29.4)  
Life events    
no 616(61.0) 414(60.5) ns
yes 394(39.0) 270(39.5)  
Working situation    
Occupation    
physician 572(56.6) 276(40.4) <0.05
nurse 358(35.4) 319(46.6)  
others 80(7.9) 89(13.0)  
Department    
medicine and surgery 228(22.6) 233(34.1) <0.05
gynaecology and paediatrics 161(15.9) 50(7.3)  
paramedical units 212(21.0) 131(19.1)  
others 409(40.5) 270(39.5)  
Job rank    
low 440(43.6) 427(62.4) <0.05
middle 487(48.2) 215(31.5)  
high 83(8.2) 42(6.1)  
Weekly work time    
≤40 h/week 749(74.2) 358(53.2) <0.05
>40 h/week 261(25.8) 320(46.8)  
Night shift    
no 671(66.4) 448(65.5) ns
yes 335(33.2) 236(34.5)  
Shift work    
no 682(67.5) 457(66.8) ns
yes 328(32.5) 227(33.2)  
Community health worker-patient relationship    
general degree 927(91.8) 652(95.3) <0.05
serious degree 83(8.2) 32(4.7)  
  1. ns not significant