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Table 2 SMBQ score change in different age groups

From: Work situation and self-perceived economic situation as predictors of change in burnout – a prospective general population-based cohort study

Age (2009) SMBQ score change P-valuea Sex N SMBQ score change Min – Max P-valueb
30–39 −0.16 0.05 Men 61 −0.25 −2.09 – 1.64  
    Women 75 −0.09 −3.64 – 2.95 0.34
40–49 −0.11 0.11 Men 81 −0.16 −2.41 – 2.05  
    Women 88 −0.07 −2.32 – 2.59 0.54
50–59 −0.22 0.002 Men 103 −0.14 −3.22 – 4.04  
    Women 113 −0.28 −3.28 – 3.91 0.33
60–69 −0.09 0.30 Men 55 −0.07 −1.68 – 4.90  
    Women 47 −0.11 −1.77 – 2.27 0.80
All ages −0.15 <0.001 Men 300 −0.15 −3.22 – 4.90  
    Women 323 −0.15 −3.64 – 3.91 0.99
  1. A negative SMBQ score change indicates reduced burnout level.
  2. aP-value regarding SMBQ score change between 2004 and 2009.
  3. bP-value regarding SMBQ score change between the sexes in different age groups.