Table 3

Health 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
Perceived health
 Good44.8%42.9%ns81213.3***21712.4***82722.2***21927.9***
 medium44.4%49.0%81019.024926.181854.625063.2
 Low10.8%8.0%19824.74134.115969.84185.4
 N184851018205071804510
General burnout (CBI)
 Low57.6%48.5%***105910.3***2587.8***
 High42.4%51.5%78227.627334.4
 N18705361841531
Patient-related burnout (CBI)
 Low76.9%67.0%***135912.8***35814.5***134235.3***35941.8***
 High23.1%33.0%40732.417335.840967.517771.2
 N179253617665311751536
Mental health disorders
 No70.7%68.1%ns131312.8***35714.6***129329.4***36036.7***
 Yes29.3%31.9%54428.516735.955172.616982.2
 N188652918575241844529
Musculoskeletal disorders
 No44.2%39.9%***82412.6***21017.6ns79833.0***21238.7***
 Yes. own diagnos.40.5%49.2%75721.726024.276547.326158.2
 Yes. med. diagnos15.3%10.9%28419.75824.128955.45863.8
 N189453118655281852531
Sport
 Several. /month57.4%57.7%ns108415.8*30919.4ns105536.1***30944.7***
 Seldom-never42.6%42.3%80019.822324.280750.722660.6
 N191353718845321862535
Hobbies
 Several. /month62.5%61.6%ns
 Seldom-never37.5%38.4%
 N1913536
Social activities
 Several. /month32.3%24.8%***
 Seldom-never67.7%75.2%
 N1900532
Tobacco
 No74.8%69.6%*
 Occasionally9.9%10.1%
 Every day15.3%20.3%
 N1866527
Fruit or vegetable serving / day
 3 serving or +39.3%25.2%***
 0 to 260.7%74.8%
 N1842531
Meal break working days
 Often-always52.7%40.5%***
 Sometimes15.5%25.2%
 Seldom-never31.8%34.3%
 N1895531
Meal break night duty
 Often-always47.1%30.8%***
 Sometimes18.0%23.6%
 Seldom-never34.9%54.3%
 N1345526
Occupational health examination last 3 years
 Yes and useful21.9%14.0%***
 Yes but not useful26.1%25.5%
 No and wishes it35.5%41.8%
 No and does not wish it16.4%18.7%
 N1882529
Vaccinated against hepatitis B
 Yes91.1%94.5%*
 No8.9%5.5%
 N1872524
  • *p<0.05; ***p<0.001; ns, not significant.