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Table 1 Socio-demographic, health and work related characteristics of physicians by COVID and Non-COVID hospitals

From: Mental health condition of physicians working frontline with COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh

Socio-demographic characteristics COVID Hospitals (N = 82) Non-COVID Hospitals (N = 265) p-value
n (%) n (%)
Sex
 Male 57 (69.5) 164 (61.9) 0.210
 Female 25 (30.5) 101 (38.1)
Age (in years)
 <=27 32 (39.0) 144 (54.3) 0.015
 >  27 50 (61.0) 121 (45.7)
Education
 MBBS 73 (89.0) 240 (90.6) 0.682
 Postgraduate 9 (11.0) 25 (9.4)
Marital status
 Married 45 (54.9) 135 (50.9) 0.533
 Unmarried or Others 37 (45.1) 130 (49.1)
Health conditions related characteristics
Previously diagnosed chronic diseases
 Yes 28 (34.1) 89 (33.6) 0.925
 No 54 (65.9) 176 (66.4)
Previous history of diagnosed mental health issues
 Yes 15 (18.3) 28 (10.6) 0.063
 No 67 (81.7) 237 (89.4)
History of availing/receiving psychotherapy
 Yes 3 (3.7) 29 (10.9) 0.046
 No 79 (96.3) 236 (89.1)
Work environment related characteristics
Place of work
 Government Hospital 47 (57.3) 66 (24.9) < 0.001*
 Non-government Hospital 35 (42.7) 199 (75.1)
Direct contact with COVID-19 patient
 Yes 81 (98.8) 211 (79.6) < 0.001
 No 1 (1.2) 54 (20.4)
Satisfied with available PPE (n = 82)
 Yes 22 (26.8)
 No 60 (73.2)
  1. Note: Total of Satisfied with PPE is not equal to total sample (N = 347) as this was dependent on data only from Government hospitals physicians