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Table 1 Comparison of numerical variables using Student’s T-test

From: Why so stressed? A comparative study on stressors and stress between hospital and non-hospital nurses

Variables Mean (SD) Mean Difference 95% CI t df p
Total
(n = 715)
Non-Hospital
(n = 252)
Hospital
(n = 463)
Sociodemographic profile
 Age, in years 34.63 (8.050) 34.42 (7.718) 34.74 (8.232) −0.32 − 1.56, 0.92 − 0.508 713 0.61
 No. of children 1.87 (1.497) 1.84 (1.464) 1.88 (1.516) −0.04 − 0.27, 0.19 − 0.322 713 0.75
 Work tenure, in years 11.40 (7.461) 11.11 (7.364) 11.56 (7.517) −0.45 −1.60, 0.70 − 0.767 713 0.44
Household stressors 5.91 (5.468) 5.71 (5.747) 6.02 (5.314) −0.31 − 1.15, 0.53 − 0.727 713 0.47
 Not enough money 0.68 (0.794) 0.62 (0.803) 0.72 (0.788) −0.11 − 0.23, 0.02 −1.712 713 0.09
 Conflict with spouse 0.49 (0.689) 0.48 (0.676) 0.49 (0.696) −0.02 − 0.12, 0.09 − 0.301 713 0.76
 Conflict over household task 0.48 (0.678) 0.45 (0.675) 0.50 (0.680) −0.05 − 0.16, 0.05 − 0.992 713 0.32
 Conflict with children 0.37 (0.596) 0.41 (0.653) 0.34 (0.562) 0.07 −0.02, 0.17 1.511 453.79 0.13
 Pressure from relatives 0.44 (0.712) 0.49 (0.770) 0.42 (0.678) 0.07 −0.04, 0.18 1.231 462.73 0.22
 Fixing up house 0.42 (0.672) 0.48 (0.770) 0.39 (0.611) 0.09 −0.03, 0.20 1.517 425.11 0.13
 No time with family 1.08 (0.961) 0.98 (0.972) 1.13 (0.951) −0.15 −0.30, 0.00 −1.991 713 0.05
 Sexual conflict 0.21 (0.510) 0.23 (0.560) 0.20 (0.482) 0.03 −0.04, 0.11 0.841 713 0.40
 Dangerous surroundings 0.43 (0.675) 0.41 (0.683) 0.44 (0.671) −0.02 −0.13, 0.08 − 0.446 713 0.66
 Conflict with close friends 0.40 (0.607) 0.36 (0.578) 0.42 (0.622) −0.06 − 0.16, 0.03 −1.302 713 0.19
 Personal problem cause strain 0.41 (0.631) 0.34 (0.559) 0.44 (0.665) −0.11 −0.20, − 0.01 −2.252 595.07 0.02
 No babysitter 0.51 (0.793) 0.48 (0.733) 0.54 (0.823) −0.06 −0.18, 0.06 − 0.958 713 0.34
Workplace stressors 25.86 (13.384) 20.85 (11.983) 28.59 (13.330) −7.74 −9.66, −5.82 −7.924 563.98 0.00
 Workload 8.36 (3.593) 7.63 (3.468) 8.75 (3.601) −1.13 −1.67, − 0.58 −4.049 713 0.00
 Death and dying 4.35 (3.784) 2.44 (2.706) 5.39 (3.882) −2.95 −3.44, −2.47 −11.896 670.90 0.00
 Inadequate preparation 1.79 (1.570) 1.35 (1.405) 2.02 (1.605) −0.67 − 0.91, − 0.43 −5.570 713 0.00
 Lack of staff support 2.12 (1.895) 1.70 (1.734) 2.35 (1.941) −0.65 −0.93, − 0.36 −4.406 713 0.00
 Uncertain treatment 3.20 (2.418) 2.51 (2.354) 3.57 (2.372) −1.06 −1.42, −0.69 −5.714 713 0.00
 Conflict with doctors 3.24 (2.493) 2.75 (2.412) 3.50 (2.499) −0.76 −1.14, − 0.38 −3.918 713 0.00
 Conflict with nurses 2.81 (2.454) 2.47 (2.536) 3.00 (2.390) −0.53 −0.90, − 0.15 −2.758 713 0.01
Stress score 25.47 (20.704) 22.04 (18.472) 27.34 (21.613) −5.31 −8.47, −2.15 −3.296 713 0.00