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Table 1 Characteristics of nurses with good health vs nurses with poor health.

From: Self-rated health, work characteristics and health related behaviours among nurses in Greece: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency n (%) Frequency n (%) P value*
  Good health Poor health  
Total 147 206  
Gender    
   Male 30 (20) 12 (6) <0.001
   Female 117 (80) 194 (94)  
Age group    
   19–29 19 (13) 12 (6) <0.001
   30–39 108 (74) 135 (67)  
   40 and over 20 (14) 56 (28)  
Marital status    
   Married 105 (71) 174 (84) <0.01
   Not married 42 (29) 32 (16)  
Education level    
   3 or 4 year college degree 84 (58) 101 (49) NS
   2 year college degree 62 (42) 104 (51)  
Department currently working    
   Internal Medicine 39 (27) 68 (33) NS
   Surgical department 43 (30) 41 (20)  
   Intradepartmental units 60 (41) 82 (40)  
   Administration 4 (3) 13 (6)  
Position    
   Staff nurse 118 (80) 159 (78) NS
   Charge nurse 14 (10) 18 (9)  
   Nurse Manager 15 (10) 28 (14)  
Years working    
   <10 years 51 (35) 45 (22) <0.05
   11–20 years 81 (55) 130 (64)  
   >20 years 15 (10) 29 (14)  
Shift work    
   No 21 (15) 50 (26) <0.05
   Yes 120 (85) 145 (74)  
  1. *P values calculated with Χ 2 tests, NS = non significant