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Table 3 Associations with professional life and work-life balance Satisfaction

From: Canadian family physician job satisfaction - is it changing in an evolving practice environment? An analysis of the 2013 National Physician Survey database

  Satisfaction with professional life Satisfaction with work-life balance
% satisfied % dissatisfied p-value % satisfied % dissatisfied p-value
Gender    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Male 56.6 53.6   56.9 54.9  
 Female 43.4 46.4   43.1 45.1  
Age group    < 0.001    < 0.001
  < 35 11.2 9.6   11.9 9.7  
 35–44 20.5 24.8   19.1 24.2  
 45–54 25.6 31.4   23.6 30.5  
 55–64 28.5 27.4   29.3 27.1  
 65+ 14.2 6.8   16.2 8.5  
Provincea    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Atlantic provinces 7.7 8.5   8.0 7.8  
 QC 27.6 16.9   26.6 23.7  
 ON 34.0 38.1   34.6 35.3  
 MB + SK 5.8 7.4   5.4 7.1  
 AB 10.5 13.1   11.0 11.2  
 BC 14.3 16.0   14.5 14.9  
Number of years licensed to practice medicine    < 0.001    < 0.001
  <  4 yrs 14.7 14.2   14.2 15.0  
 5–9 yrs 12.3 14.4   11.3 14.3  
 10–14 yrs 10.0 12.4   9.6 11.5  
 15-19 yrs 8.3 10.7   8.4 9.3  
 20+ yrs 54.8 48.3   56.5 49.9  
Practice type    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Family medicine only 33.8 46.8   34.8 38.8  
 “Focused” practice 66.2 53.2   65.2 61.2  
Teaching involvement    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Teaches 70.5 60.8   67.0 69.9  
 Does not teach 29.5 39.2   33.0 30.1  
Primary practice population    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Inner city 12.3 12.8   13.1 11.7  
 Urban/suburban 55.3 57.5   56.8 54.8  
 Small town 16.7 12.8   15.4 16.2  
 Rural/remote 15.7 16.9   14.8 17.3  
Method of Payment    < 0.001    < 0.001
  > 90% Fee for service 34.6 40.4   36.2 35.7  
  > 90% Other 18.5 19.2   21.1 15.7  
  > 90% Blended model 46.9 40.4   42.6 48.6  
Provides On-Call service    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Yes 65.6 60.7   59.1 70.4  
 No 34.4 39.3   40.9 29.6  
Use electronic records    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Yes 64.8 67.5   62.6 68.5  
 No 35.2 32.5   37.4 31.5  
Total hours worked per week    < 0.001    < 0.001
  < 20 h 4.2 3.7   6.4 1.6  
 20-40 h 23.1 22.7   30.5 14.7  
 40–60 h 48.9 43.1   45.4 50.2  
 60–80 h 15.7 19.8   12.1 21.8  
 80–100 h 4.9 7.5   3.5 7.7  
 100–120 h 2.7 2.7   1.9 3.7  
  >  120 h 0.4 0.4   0.3 0.5  
Satisfaction with remuneration model    < 0.001    < 0.001
 Satisfied 65.8 31.5   72.4 42.3  
 Dissatisfied 34.2 68.5   27.6 57.7  
  1. aAtlantic provinces = Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, QC Quebec, ON Ontario, MB Manitoba, SK Saskatchewan, AB Alberta, BC British Columbia