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Table 1 Socio-demographic and occupational characteristics (absolute numbers/frequency in %)

From: Health, risk behaviour and consumption of addictive substances among physicians - results of an online survey

Characteristic Female physicians (n = 417) Male physicians (n = 503) All (n = 920) P-value
Age group
 18–35 190/46 150/30 340/37 < 0,001
 36–45 101/24 135/27 236/26
 46–55 90/22 131/26 221/24
 older than 55 36/9 87/17 123/13
Marital status
 Unmarried 177/42 120/24 297/32 < 0,001
 Married 221/53 365/73 586/64
 Divorced/widowed 19/5 18/4 37/4
Children (living in the household)
 Yes 159/38 263/52 422/46 < 0,001
 No 258/62 240/48 498/54
Medical speciality
 General practice 32/8 45/9 77/8 < 0,001
 Anaesthesiology 66/16 85/17 151/16
 Surgerya 28/7 52/10 80/9
 Orthopaedic and trauma surgery 16/4 66/13 82/9
 Internal medicine 87/21 107/21 194/21
 Paediatrics 38/9 21/4 59/6
 Psychiatry/child and adolescent 38/9 35/7 73/8
 Psychiatry
 Other 112/27 92/18 204/22  
Position/educational level
 Resident 193/46 145/29 338/37 < 0,001
 Specialist 117/28 130/26 247/27
 Physician in a leading position 107/26 228/45 335/36
Establishment
 University hospital 184/44 192/38 376/41 0.110
 For-profit/public/non-profit hospital 177/42 224/45 401/44
 Phyiscian in private practice 56/13 87/17 143/16
Working hours per week
 More than 70 h 24/6 58/12 82/9 < 0,001
 60 h - less than 70 h 61/15 129/26 190/21
 50 h - less than 60 h 132/32 164/33 296/32
 40 h - less than 50 h 124/30 119/24 243/26
 30 h - less than 40 h 49/12 25/5 74/8
 Less than 30 h 27/7 8/2 35/4
Stresses and strains
 Stress/pressure at work and in the private environment 157/38 173/34 330/36 0.590
 Stress/pressure at work or in the private environment 210/50 266/53 476/52
 None 50/12 64/13 114/12
  1. a without orthopaedic and trauma surgery