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Table 3 Presence of depressive symptoms according to demographic and factors associated with the severity of illness of patients

From: Symptoms of depression in ICU physicians

  Presence of depressive symptoms N = 214 Absence of depressive symptoms N = 687 P
Age, yr (mean ± SD) 41 ± 10 39 ± 10 0.14
Women, % 23 29 0.11
Married or with a partner, % 70 71 0.89
Number of children, %    
· 0 39 43 0.32
· ≥1 61 57  
Practicing a religion, % 37 33 0.32
Travelling time to work, min (mean ± SD) 24 ± 17 23 ± 18 0.37
Status    
· Interns/residents or fellows, % 34 40 0.14
· Attending physicians, % 66 60  
ICU practice, mo [median (IQR)] 84 (18–190) 55 (6–160) 0.03
ICU mortality, year 2003, % 18.5 ± 5.5 19.6 ± 5.8 0.02
SAPS II score, year 2003 39 ± 5 40 ± 5 0.16
During the last 7 days:    
· Death of at least one of your patients, % 69 67 0.58
· Withholding decided of your own, % 13 10 0.23
· Withholding decided by the team, % 65 67 0.51
The day of the survey:    
· Withholding/withdrawing, % 30 27 0.29
· Probable death of one of your patients,% 48 46 0.55
  1. Data are mean ± SD or median (IQR) unless otherwise indicated.