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Table 3 Odds ratios for ordered logistic regressions predicting greater professional life satisfaction

From: Factors influencing professional life satisfaction among neurologists

Study Population Characteristic Aspects of Professional Life Satisfaction
Your career in medicine Your medical specialty Your current position Relationships with colleagues Relationships with patients Personal time off (work/life balance) Pay
Age (Reference: “44 years or younger”)
 45 to 53 years 1.06 0.82 0.91 0.81 1.09 0.77 0.80
 54 to 59 years 1.18 1.00 0.86 0.93 1.20 0.66 0.53†
 60 years or older 1.81† 2.30† 1.17 1.15 2.56† 1.39 1.12
Sex (Reference: “Male”)
 Female 0.98 1.26 0.79 1.11 1.80† 0.90 0.70
Race
 (Reference: “Non-White”): White 1.14 0.74 0.48 0.34 0.79 1.72 0.88
 (Reference: “Non-Asian”): Asian 2.43 0.93 0.78 0.58 0.85 3.28 1.57
 (Reference: “Non-other race”): Other race 1.22 1.01 0.39 0.34 0.84 1.67 0.45
Faculty member in a medical school, neurology department, or other academic department (Reference: “No”)
 Yes 1.47 1.22 1.29 1.31 1.51 1.40 0.88
Weeks per year providing direct patient care (Reference: “0 to 45”)
 46 to 48 0.89 0.87 1.16 1.72† 0.88 0.98 0.80
 49 to 50 0.77 0.86 1.09 1.15 0.93 0.79 1.28
 51 to 52 1.02 1.14 1.18 1.38 1.11 0.74 0.86
Primary practice arrangement (Reference: “Solo practice”)
 Neurology group 0.75 0.61† 0.92 1.29 0.63 0.81 1.31
 Multispecialty group 1.28 1.47 1.56 1.67 0.45† 1.24 2.87†
 University-based group 0.83 0.67 0.84 0.94 0.48 0.70 1.01
 Othera 1.37 0.87 1.43 1.19 0.43† 1.41 3.75†
 I do not have a clinical practice 0.75 1.70 0.78 0.57 0.77 1.70 3.04
% of time devoted to clinical practice (Reference: “Less than 50% of my professional time”)
 50% to 75% of my professional time 0.68 1.00 0.47 0.66 1.05 0.90 1.11
 More than 75% of my professional time 0.82 1.01 0.56 0.76 1.10 1.39 0.85
% of timed to research/teaching (Reference: “None of my professional time”)
 Under 25% of my professional time 1.20 1.45 1.21 1.89† 1.55 0.85 1.08
 25% or more of my professional time 1.54 2.52† 1.18 2.06 2.45† 1.19 0.88
Practice location (Reference: “Within a major city”)
 Suburban or moderate-sized city 0.88 0.95 0.84 1.14 1.40 1.01 0.70
 Small city/rural area 0.57 0.54† 0.60 0.77 0.61 0.55† 0.83
Total number of patients seen in an average week (Reference: “0 to 34”)
 35 to 50 0.96 0.83 1.10 1.16 1.24 0.86 0.79
 51 to 75 1.33 1.32 1.31 1.13 1.75 0.67 1.03
 76 to 400 1.08 1.12 1.46 0.73 1.09 0.67 0.87
  1. † Statistically significant, p < 0.05
  2. aThe “other” category includes neurologists who responded “staff-model HMO,” “government hospital or clinic,” or “other public or private hospital or clinic setting” to the question, “Indicate in which practice arrangement you spend the majority of your clinical time.”