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Table 3 Sleep characteristics and its relationship with Sociodemographic characters

From: Sleep disturbances among physicians during COVID-19 pandemic

Variable N % Gender Age Position Specialty
Difficulty to fall asleep within 30 minutes during the COVID-19
 Less than once a week 108 23.4 0.066 0.221 0.471 0.002
 Not during the past two months 130 28.1
 Once or twice a week 110 23.8
 Three or More times a week 114 24.7
Difficulty to fall asleep within 30 minutes before the COVID-19
 Less than once a week 114 24.7 0.588 0.518 0.022 0.115
 Not at all 189 40.9
 Once or twice a week 112 24.2
 Three or More times a week 47 10.2
Taking pills to get sleep
 Less than once a week 79 17.1 0.569 0.045 0.075 0.028
 Not during the past two months 318 68.8
 Once or twice a week 47 10.2
 Three or More times a week 18 3.9
Trouble staying awake while driving, eating meals or engaging in social activity
 Less than once a week 96 20.8 0.069 0.195 0.002 0.087
 Not during the past two months 274 59.3
 Once or twice a week 64 13.9
 Three or More times a week 28 6.1
Sleep duration during COVID-19
 < 6 h 176 38.1 0.211 0.097 0.000 0.009
 6–8 h 232 50.2
 > 8 h 54 11.7
Sleep duration before COVID-19
 < 6 h 149 32.3 0.083 0.185 0.320 0.021
 6–8 h 266 57.6
 > 8 h 47 10.2
Sleep quality during the pandemic
 Very good 108 23.4 0.027 0.113 0.455 0.056
 Fairly good 277 60.0
 Fairly bad 61 13.2
 Very bad 16 3.5