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Table 2 Comparison of categorical variables using chi square test

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

  n (%)a n (%)b χ2 df p
Total (n = 715) Non-Hospital (n = 252) Hospital (n = 463)
Marital status
 Never married 93 (13.0) 30 (32.3) 63 (67.7) 0.418 1 0.518
 Ever married 622 (87.0) 222 (35.7) 400 (64.3)    
Having children
 None 170 (23.8) 55 (32.4) 115 (67.6) 0.817 1 0.366
 At least one 545 (76.2) 197 (36.1) 348 (63.9)    
Work tenure
 Less than 10 years 332 (46.4) 123 (37.0) 209 (63.0) 0.883 1 0.347
 10 years and above 383 (53.6) 129 (33.7) 254 (66.3)    
Work schedule
 Non-shift 252 (35.2) 176 (69.8) 76 (30.2) 204.090 1 < 0.001
 Shift 463 (64.8) 76 (16.4) 387 (83.6)    
Position
 Staff nurse / community nurse 608 (85.0) 229 (37.7) 379 (62.3) 10.423 1 0.001
 Nurse manager 107 (15.0) 23 (21.5) 84 (78.5)    
Stress status
 Not stress 520 (72.7) 194 (37.3) 326 (62.7) 3.555 1 0.059
 Stress 195 (27.3) 58 (29.7) 137 (70.3)    
  1. acolumn percent; b row percent