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Table 2 Independent variables description

From: Burnout and health status differences among primary healthcare professionals in Portugal

Group Variable Description
Socio-economic male Dummy variable: 1 if male; 0 otherwise
age Number of years old
  married Dummy variable: 1 if married or partnership; 0 otherwise
  nb_children Number of children
  education Years of completed level of education. It ranges from 4 years of primary school to 22 years of doctorate
  income Family income sufficiency for family needs and personal training. Dummy variable: 1 if income is sufficient; 0 otherwise
Professional and labour GP Dummy variable: 1 if GP; 0 otherwise
nurse Dummy variable: 1 if nurse; 0 otherwise
technician Dummy variable: 1 if health technician; 0 otherwise
Reference category for professional category
experience Number of years of professional experience
tenure Dummy variable: 1 if permanent and tenure contract; 0 otherwise
Job Satisfaction Overall job satisfaction (OJS) Level of overall professional satisfaction, ranging from 0 (completely unsatisfied) to 1 (completely satisfied)
Geographic urban Dummy variable: 1 if geographical area with more than 5,000 inhabitants and a population density higher than 500 inhabitants per Km2; 0 otherwise
rural Dummy variable: 1 if area with less than 2,000 inhabitants and a population density lower than 100 inhabitants per Km2; 0 otherwise
moderately urban It is defined in-between urban and rural areas defined above. Reference category for urbanization density
NOR Dummy variable: 1 if Northern region; 0 otherwise
See picture Table 6 in Appendix
CEN Dummy variable: 1 if Central region; 0 otherwise
See picture Table 6 in Appendix
ALE Dummy variable: 1 if Alentejo; 0 otherwise
See picture Table 6 in Appendix
ALG Dummy variable: 1 if Algarve; 0 otherwise
See picture Table 6 in Appendix
LTV Lisbon and Tagus Valley region
Reference category for health administrative region
Unit type USF-A Dummy variable: 1 if USF without performance-based incentives; 0 otherwise
USF-B Dummy variable: 1 if USF with performance-based incentives; 0 otherwise
USCP Dummy variable: 1 if UCSP, former primary health care unit; 0 otherwise
other units Other types of primary health care units, e.g. UCC, USP and URAP. Reference category for unit type