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Table 3 Workplace characteristics and work attitude of respondents associated with burnout

From: Prevalence of burnout among intensivists in mainland China: a nationwide cross-sectional survey

Work experiences n (%) Burnout Severe burnout
% P/X2 % P/X2
Weekly working hours      
  ≤ 40 h 65 (3.6%) 53 (81.5%) P = 0.300 23 (35.4%) P = 0.064
 41–60 h 932 (51.4%) 778 (83.5%)   340 (36.5%)  
  > 60 h 816 (45.0%) 658 (80.6%) X2 = 2.405 341 (41.8%) X2 = 5.499
Night shifta      
 One every ≤ 4 working days 927 (51.1%) 768 (82.9%) P < 0.001 362 (39.1%) P < 0.001
 One every 5–7 d working days 669 (36.9%) 564 (84.3%) X2 = 16.622 294 (44.0%) X2 = 32.902
 One every > 7 d working days 217 (12.0%) 157 (72.4%)   48 (22.1%)  
Daily commuting timeb      
  ≤ 0.5 h 1200 (66.2%) 963 (80.3%) P < 0.001 433 (36.7%) P < 0.001
  > 0.5 h 613 (33.8%) 526 (85.8%) X2 = 8.538 271 (29.9%) X2 = 11.278
Holidaysc      
 No holidays 1218 (67.2%) 1010 (82.9%) P = 0.207 482 (39.6%) P = 0.353
 Having holidays 595 (32.8%) 479 (80.5%) X2 = 1.593 222 (37.3%) X2 = 0.861
Attitude to work on holidays     
 Acceptance 1059 (58.4%) 818 (77.2%) P < 0.001 326 (30.8%) P < 0.001
 Not acceptance 433 (23.9%) 401 (92.6%) X2 = 50.493 252 (58.2%) X2 = 97.277
 Indifferent 321 (17.7%) 270 (84.1%)   126 (39.3%)  
Compensation for working on holidays     
 No compensation 1275 (70.3%) 1064 (83.5%) P = 0.024 532 (41.7%) P < 0.001
 Having compensation 538 (29.8%) 425 (79.0%) X2 = 5.115 173 (32.0%) X2 = 15.16
Satisfaction with income      
 Yes 481 (26.5%) 359 (74.6%) P < 0.001 147 (30.6%) P < 0.001
 No 1332 (73.5%) 1130 (84.8%) X2 = 25.043 557 (41.8%) X2 = 18.848
Conflict with colleagues      
 Rare 1684 (92.9%) 1368 (81.2%) P < 0.001 632 (37.5%) P < 0.001
 Often 129 (7.1%) 121 (93.8%) X2 = 12.885 72 (55.8%) X2 = 16.157
Difficulties in treatment decisions     
 Rare 1095 (60.4%) 855 (78.1%) P < 0.001 356 (32.5%) P < 0.001
 Often 718 (39.6%) 634 (88.3%) X2 = 30.852 348 (48.5%) X2 = 46.485
Worries related to safety      
 Rare 1002 (55.3%) 766 (76.5%) P < 0.001 296 (29.5%) P < 0.001
 Often 811 (44.7%) 723 (89.2%) X2 = 49.272 408 (50.3%) X2 = 81.385
Medical complain affairsd      
 No 1776 (98.0%) 1454 (80.2%) P = 0.046 679 (38.2%) P < 0.001
 Yes 372 (2.0%) 359 (94.6%) X2 = 3.999 25 (67.5%) X2 = 13.132
Reasons for choice of ICU      
 Affinity 519 (28.6%) 377 (72.6%) P < 0.001 155 (29.9%) P < 0.001
 Distribution 1083 (59.7%) 926 (85.5%) X2 = 45.457 449 (41.5%) X2 = 27.226
 Others 211 (11.6%) 186 (88.2%)   100 (47.4%)  
Satisfaction with ICU      
 More love 821 (44.3%) 583 (52.0%) P < 0.001 224 (27.3%) P < 0.001
 Less love 258 (29.8%) 240 (84.6%) X2 = 127.05 168 (65.1%) X2 = 125.31
 The same as before 734 (25.9%) 666 (78.8%)   312 (42.5%)  
Turnover consideration      
 No 996 (54.9%) 767 (77.0%) P < 0.001 266 (26.7%) P < 0.001
 Yes 693 (38.2%) 616 (88.9%) X2 = 40.323 377 (54.4%) X2 = 137.97
 Not sure 124 (6.8%) 106 (85.5%)   61 (49.2%)  
Reason for stay     
 A love of this work 709 (80.3%) 495 (83.2%) P < 0.001 181 (39.4%) P < 0.001
 No other choice 906 (80.3%) 828 (81.1%) X2 = 126.57 424 (36.4%) X2 = 87.434
 Other reasons 198 (56.7%) 166 (82.5%)   99 (41.1%)  
  1. aThe frequency of on duty at night every < 4, 5–7, or > 7 days
  2. bThe average time spent each day commuting to the hospital
  3. cThe official annual vacations
  4. dComplaints from patients and their families about dissatisfaction with hospitals, departments, and medical staff