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Table 2 Residents’ professional characteristics and high burnout scores

From: Prevalence of burnout among neurologists in Saudi Arabia

Residents (n = 34) Emotional exhaustion (score ≥ 26) Depersonalization (score ≥ 9) Low personal accomplishment (score ≤ 33) Significance
Variable n % n % n %
Work hours/week
 8–25 0 0.0 1 2.9 2 5.9 X2 = 4.99
 26–48 1 2.9 2 5.9 7 20.6 P = 0.28
 > 48 7 20.6 11 32.4 9 26.5  
Night calls/month
 0–5 6 17.6 12 35.3 13 38.2 X2 = 1.31
 6–10 2 5.9 2 5.9 6 17.6 P = 0.51
Year of training
 Fellow 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 8.8  
 General neurologist 0 0.0 2 5.9 2 5.9 X2 = 6.51
 R2 1 2.9 4 11.8 3 8.8 P = 0.59
 R3 4 11.8 5 14.7 6 17.6  
 R4 3 8.8 3 8.8 5 14.7  
  1. The test used is chi-square test
  2. P values significant if ≤ 0.05