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Table 6 Univariable analysis for potential continuous predictors of depression among 143 nurses working in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon assessed for depression from January – June 2018

From: Burnout as a predictor of depression: a cross-sectional study of the sociodemographic and clinical predictors of depression amongst nurses in Cameroon

Variable Depression No depression P value
  Total (N) n Mean SD n Mean SD  
Age 108 66 28.35 5.16 42 31.95 7.85 0.005
Monthly income in USD 58 33 125.27 71.16 25 125.00 83.00 0.989
Number of children 105 62 1.77 1.56 43 2.00 1.81 0.497
Average weekly hours spent at work 127 78 10.02 4.48 49 13.86 16.29 0.051
Number of night shifts a week 101 58 2.50 1.68 43 1.77 1.25 0.018
Total OBLI score 143 89 40.11 5.42 54 35.48 4.91 <0.01
Quantity of alcohol consumed a week 41 24 2.06 1.59 17 1.49 0.75 0.178
  1. USD United states dollars, GPA Cumulative grade point average, OLBI Oldenburg burnout inventory; Quantity of alcohol measured in units of alcohol consumed a week