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Table 1 Demographic and working characteristics of subjects and comparisons on fatigue

From: Mediating role of emotional labor in the association between emotional intelligence and fatigue among Chinese doctors: a cross-sectional study

Variables n % Mean SD F/t P
Gender      2.456 0.014
 Men 299 40.4 8.39 3.48   
 Women 441 59.6 7.76 3.30   
Marital status      3.203 0.001
 Single/divorced/widowed/separated 130 17.6 7.16 3.66   
 Married/cohabited 610 82.4 8.20 3.30   
Educational level      1.831 0.161
 Junior college or lower 77 10.4 8.53 3.50   
 College 459 62.0 8.07 3.34   
 Postgraduate or higher 204 27.6 7.70 3.45   
Job rank      3.188 0.001
 Staff 624 84.3 8.19 3.37   
 Director 116 15.7 7.10 3.36   
Monthly income (RMB, yuan/US$)      4.462 0.012
  ≤ 3000/461 377 50.9 8.18a 3.38   
  > 3000/461–4000/615 226 30.5 8.21b 3.36   
  > 4000/615 137 18.5 7.24 3.37   
Weekly working time (hrs)      11.317 <  0.001
  ≤ 40 62 8.4 7.54c 3.62   
 41–50 293 39.6 7.26d,e 3.40   
 51–60 153 20.7 8.35 3.19   
  > 60 232 31.4 8.88 3.21   
Shift      2.508 0.012
 Yes 438 59.2 8.27 3.31   
 No 302 40.8 7.64 3.47   
Hospital type      1.352 0.177
 Secondary 339 45.8 7.83 3.36   
 Tertiary 401 54.2 8.17 3.41   
Department      4.642 0.001
 Internal medicine 336 45.4 7.85f 3.41   
 Surgery 198 26.8 8.77 3.21   
 Obstetrics and gynecology 63 8.5 7.36g 3.45   
 Pediatrics 73 9.9 7.13h 3.24   
 Others 70 9.4 8.17 3.51   
  1. Abbreviations SD standard deviation
  2. a,bSignificantly higher compared with > 4000 yuan/US$615 group, P <  0.01; cSignificantly lower compared with > 60 h group, P <  0.01; dSignificantly lower compared with > 60 h group, P < 0.001; eSignificantly lower compared with 51–60 h group, P < 0.001; f,g,hSignificantly lower compared with surgery group, P < 0.001