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Table 3 Mean SAQ-Labor scores by social and demographic characteristics

From: Safety Culture in the Maternity Units: a census survey using the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire

Variable Team Work Safety Climate Job satisfaction Perception of Management Working Conditions Stress Recognition
Unit Choice       
Yes (my own choice) 50.09 ± 20.82 57.31 ± 19.69 66.90 ± 23.09 51.80 ± 20.44 56.25 ± 21.41 61.06 ± 23.00
No 52.58 ± 18.56 55.78 ± 15.25 63.33 ± 20.93 53.57 ± 16.60 56.55 ± 16.70 56.25 ± 17.11
  p = 0.242 p = 0.701 p = 0.498 p = 0.677 p = 0.945 p = 0.289
Age group       
< 35 years old 55.65 ± 17.72 50.63 ± 15.29 61.56 ± 21.01 50.83 ± 16.07 50.28 ± 18.22 58.28 ± 18.31
> 35 years old 62.50 ± 20.93 61.47 ± 17.95 71.44 ± 20.65 55.17 ± 20.13 60.34 ± 20.10 53.37 ± 17.31
  p = 0.84 p = 0.02 p = 0.22 p = 0.40 p = 0.24 p = 0.11
Perceived quality       
< median (0-8) 57.96 ± 19.706 52.43 ± 18.52 64.23 ± 22.43 50.32 ± 18.70 53.04 ± 20.34 49.36 ± 18.75
> median (9-10) 57.92 ± 24.96 64.64 ± 18.50 71.33 ± 22.74 56.88 ± 21.67 60.21 ± 21.55 53.96 ± 18.74
  p = 0.99 p = 0.003 p = 0.151 p = 0.151 p = 0.122 p = 0.259
Profession selection       
No 56.94 ± 21.26 55.27 ± 16.07 63.33 ± 20.93 53.57 ± 16.60 52.98 ± 18.60 52.08 ± 19.39
Own decision 58.19 ± 21.26 55.95 ± 19.69 66.90 ± 23.09 51.80 ± 20.44 55.53 ± 21.40 50.29 ± 18.72
  p = 0.811 p = 0.869 p = 0.498 p = 0.677 p = 0.587 p = 0.704
Job exhaustion       
No 60.28 ± 27.85 58.10 ± 27.24 66.00 ± 31.40 56.67 ± 29.26 57.08 ± 32.55 54.58 ± 27.49
Yes 57.38 ± 20.08 55.32 ± 17.50 66.30 ± 21.22 51.36 ± 17.89 54.48 ± 18.49 49.73 ± 16.98
  p = 0.704 p = 0.707 p = 0.972 p = 0.505 p = 0.767 p = 0.517
Job induced stress       
No 56.52 ± 22.82 55.15 ± 22.21 66.18 ± 27.49 51.47 ± 23.48 56.62 ± 22.87 54.23 ± 19.74
Yes 57.75 ± 20.0 9 55.41 ± 16.91 65.83 ± 20.10 51.91 ± 17.60 53.47 ± 19.50 48.78 ± 18.15
  p = 0.805 p = 0.952 p = 0.948 p = 0.923 p = 0.492 p = 0.179
Hospital Grading ordinal scale in comparison with other hospitals work       
< median (0-7) 55.03 ± 21.878 52.28 ± 19.88 62.24 ± 23.07 51.94 ± 19.52 51.40 ± 22.55 49.57 ± 19.86
> median (8-10) 61.33 ± 20.01 59.93 ± 17.01 70.80 ± 21.43 52.38 ± 20.08 59.25 ± 17.95 51.88 ± 17.55
  p = 0.121 p = 0.034 p = 0.48 p = 0.910 p = 0.047 p = 0.523
Patients safety at your Maternity Ward       
< median (0-8) 54.75 ± 20.66 52.29 ± 18.92 59.92 ± 21.72 49.71 ± 19.62 49.90 ± 20.93 49.61 ± 18.53
> median (9-10) 62.59 ± 21.27 60.96 ± 18.05 75.34 ± 20.97 55.68 ± 19.47 62.50 ± 18.48 52.13 ± 19.24
  p = 0.060 p = 0.018 p < 0.001 p = 0.122 p < 0.001 p = 0.499
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