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Table 1 Description of the sample of physicians included in the analysis (ENSUSALUD 2016) (n = 2137)

From: Development of the set of scales to assess the job satisfaction among physicians in Peru: validity and reliability assessment

   n %
Sex Men 1598 69.0%
  Women 539 31.0%
Age 23 to 29 145 7.7%
  30 to 39 664 31.8%
  40 to 49 595 25.8%
  50 to 65 733 34.8%
Civil status Living with a couple (married or cohabiting) 1483 64.4%
  Living without a partner (single, divorced, separated and widowed) 654 35.7%
With specialty Yes 1243 52.1%
  No, in process 344 12.0%
  No 550 36.0%
Working in other workplace Yes 932 41.5%
  No 1205 58.5%
Monthly income <  4 minimun wages 70 4.2%
  4–10 minimum wages 1421 65.0%
  More to ten minimum wages 610 29.3%
  No report 36 1.5%
Work-related illness Yes 487 23.0%
  No 1650 77.0%
Chronic Disease Yes 563 30.3%
  No 1575 69.7%
Institution Ministry of Health 979 43.3%
  Social Security (EsSalud) 999 37.4%
  Armed forces and Police Services 33 8.3%
  Private subsector 126 14.0%
Time working in the health center Two years or less 691 36.5%
  3 to 5 years 405 19.6%
  6 to 10 years 296 12.5%
  11 years or more 745 31.4%
  1. Monthly income = Less than four minimum wages (≤$890), four to ten minimum wages ($890 to $2225) or more than ten minimum wages (≥$2225)