Table 2

Personal characteristics in relation to burnout and intent to leave the profession (ITL) among emergency physicians and among a representative sample of French physicians

Crude comparisonsITL according to personal characteristicsBurnout according to personal characteristics
Repres sampleEmergency physicianspRepres sampleEmergency physiciansRepres sampleEmergency physicians
N%pN%pN%pN%p
Sex
 Male57.5%62.4%*109118.1ns33020.9ns107337.5***33343.2***
 Female42.5%37.6%80216.520121.879649.120065.5
 N192353518935311869533
Age
 <35 years old8.2%25.0%***1577.6***13416.4ns12439.5***13454.5ns
 35–44 years old33.8%47.0%64618.025124.763751.325055.6
 45–54 years old34.5%23.5%65315.512419.465840.312642.1
 ≥55 years old23.6%4.5%43723.12326.145033.62445.8
 N192353618935321869534
Family situation
 Alone11.8%11.2%ns22224.3*6028.3ns21840.8ns6056.7ns
 Only adult +child(ren)6.9%6.0%13015.43218.812252.53161.3
 2 adults20.9%20.6%38619.211019.137938.311052.7
 2 adults with child(ren)60.5%62.2%113215.732721.4113543.133149.2
 N190853418785291858532
Place of work
 Paris24.5%23.5%ns45615.6ns12119.8ns45742.0ns12256.6ns
 Province75.5%76.5%142918.039321.1140442.739549.9
 N191551918855141861517
Place of birth
 Same region39.4%44.7%ns74217.9ns23822.3ns73739.8***23851.3ns
 Another region49.4%44.3%93717.523622.091942.223852.5
 Another country11.3%11.0%21115.65915.321052.45949.2
 N192053718905331866535
Satisfaction with pay
 High28.9%27.0%ns51515.0***14215.5***51732.5***14337.8***
 Medium29.9%33.8%53113.217916.853840.917946.4
 Low41.3%39.2%73223.220629.673950.720664.1
 N180553017785271794528
Frequent intent to leave the profession
 No82.6%78.6%*151637.3***41742.9***
 Yes17.4%21.4%32566.511482.5
 N18945331841531
Proposals of another work post within last 12 months
 No52.1%47.6%ns97811.7***25214.3***96436.6***25446.1*
 Yes from within the health sector37.2%41.0%70222.822025.069848.022056.8
 Yes from outside the health sector10.7%11.4%20326.66038.319650.56056.7
 N191253618835321858534
  • *p<0.05; ***p<0.001; ns, not significant.