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Table 3 *Highlighted differences among demographic subgroups contributing to significant resident differences when reporting sources of stress

From: The happy docs study: a Canadian Association of Internes and Residents well-being survey examining resident physician health and satisfaction within and outside of residency training in Canada

Demographic Group Subgroups Possible Stress Factors Contributing to differences in subgroups
Age < 27 years and 27–30 years Increased stress reported for all factors except "caring for own children" (e.g. time pressure 69%, N = 662/960)
Gender Men Increased stress reported for finances(64%, N = 154/241), employment status(61%, N = 14/23), and discrimination(65%, N = 13/20).
  Women Increased stress for mental health(55%, N = 23/42)
Relationship status Single Increased stress with personal relationship(55%, N = 57/103)
Location of MD training MD outside of Canada Overall less stress reported, except for discrimination(65%, N = 13/20)
Residency year of training PGY-3 or above Increased stress due to time pressure(42%, N = 413/974), financial(42%, N = 100/241), employment status(87%, N = 20/23)
  PGY-1 More stress for own work situation(48%, N = 102/214)
Range of hours worked/week 51–65 & 66–80 average hours per week worked Increased reporting of time pressure as a stress (69%, N = 665/961)
  1. * Note: not all potential differences within a demographic group
  2. MD = Medical degree
  3. PGY = postgraduate year