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Table 2 Distribution of participants with self-rated symptoms of burnout/exhaustion and/or depression/anxiety (D/A), within stress levels two and three respectively

From: Prevalence of perceived stress and associations to symptoms of exhaustion, depression and anxiety in a working age population seeking primary care - an observational study

  Stress level 2 Stress level 3 Total
n = 108 n = 164 n = 272
Symptoms of D3/A4 Symptoms of D3/A4 Symptoms of D3/A4
Symptoms of burnout1/exhaustion2 No Yes No Yes No Yes
  % n % n % n % n % n % n
No 31 34 10 11 5 8 4 7 15 * 42 7 18
Yes 18 20 40** 43 5 8 86** 141 10 28 68 * 184
Total within each stress level 50 54 50 54 9 16 91 148 26 70 74 202
  1. *Difference between patients in the total study population reporting symptoms of depression/anxiety and coexisting burnout/depression and patients reporting neither of these symptoms.(p<0,01).
  2. **Difference between proportion reporting symptoms of depression/anxiety and coexisting symptoms of burnout/exhaustion between stress level 2 (40%) and stress level 3 (86%). (p=<0.01).
  3. 1Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire (SMBQ) Mean total score ≥ 3,75.
  4. 2Self rated Exhaustion Disorder (s-ED) Moderate to severe score.
  5. 3Hospital Depression scale (HAD-D) >7.
  6. 4Hospital Anxiety scale (HAD-A) >7.