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Table 7 Relationship between work conditions of studied sample and level of stress

From: Work stress and sleep disturbances among internship nursing students

Work conditions   Total level of stress manifestation X2 P value
  Mild Moderate Severe
No. % No. % No. %
Hospital type Governmental 10 30.3 19 57.58 4 12.12 1.738 ≥ 0.05
Private 22 35.48 37 59.68 3 4.84
Shift number/week 3 shifts/week 10 35.7 15 53.57 3 10.7 1.844 ≥ 0.05
4 shifts/week 15 37.5 23 57.5 2 5
> 4 shifts/week 7 25.93 18 66.67 2 7.41
Shift hours 6 h/shift 1 50 0 0 1 50 6.602 ≥ 0.05
12 h/shift 30 33.33 54 60 6 6.67
24 h/shift 1 33.33 2 66.67 0  
Night shifts/week 1–2/week 21 38.18 29 52.72 5 9.1 2.266 ≥ 0.05
3–4/week 7 28 17 68 1 4
> 4/week 4 26.67 10 66.67 1 6.67
Nurse/patient ratio Nurse/1–2 19 51.35 13 35.14 5 13.51 14.846 ≤ 0.01**
Nurse/3–4 3 23.1 10 76.92 0 0
Nurse/> 4 10 22.22 33 73.34 2 4.44
Payment Acceptable 22 34.92 38 60.32 3 4.76 1.869 ≥ 0.05
Non acceptable 10 31.25 18 56.25 4 12.5
  1. **High statistical significance