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Table 1 Characteristics of responding physicians

From: Symptoms of burnout in intensive care unit specialists facing the COVID-19 outbreak

Numbers (%) or median (interquartile ranges) Total, 1001 respondents
Age 45 (39–53)
Female gender 342 (34.2%)
Single 170 (17%)
Number of children 2 (0–2)
Religiosity (0 not at all—100 very religious) 26 (1–61)
Current smoker 97 (9.7%)
Sleeping pills intake 374 (37.4%)
Excessive alcohol intake (self-report) 121 (12.1%)
Live in a city > 1 million inhabitants 403 (40.3%)
Work in a university-affiliated hospital 551 (55.1%)
Number of ICU beds baseline/during the surge 20 (11–36)/35 (20–60)
Number of night shifts per month 5 (3–6)
Number of COVID-19 patients managed 30 (14–60)
Ratings (0 poor–10 excellent)
 Relationship with doctors 8 (7–9)
 Relationship with nurses 9 (8–9)
 Relationship with administrators 7 (5–8)
 Relationship with referring physicians 8 (7–9)
 Quality of the decision-making 8 (7–9)
 Ethical climate 8 (7–9)
Mental health outcomes
 Hospital anxiety and depression scale, anxiety subscale
N = 848 respondents
7 (4–9)
 Presence of symptoms of anxiety 395 (46.6%)
 Hospital anxiety and depression scale, depression subscale 4 (2–7)
 Presence of symptoms of depression 256 (30.2%)
Maslach burnout inventory
N = 846 respondents
−8 (−21 to 8)
 Presence of severe burnout 439 (51.8%)
 Emotional exhaustion sub score 18 (10–29)
 Depersonalization sub score 8 (4–12)
 Personal accomplishment sub score 35 (29–40)