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Table 8 Factors related to unethical behaviors

From: The prevalence of burnout among interns in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and its relation to engaging in unethical behaviors

  Unethical behaviors (n = 270) P value*
High n (%) Low n (%)
Age
 22–23 5 (31.3) 44 (17.3) 0.180
 24 6 (37.5) 97 (38.2) 0.956
 ≥ 25 5 (31.3) 113 (44.5) 0.300
Nationality
 Saudi 15 (93.8) 221 (87) 0.702
 Non-Saudi 1 (6.3) 33 (13)  
Gender
 Male 9 (56.3) 99 (39) 0.171
 Female 7 (43.8) 155 (61)  
Marital status
 Married 3 (18.8) 31 (12.2) 0.435
 Single 13 (81.3) 223 (87.8)  
Is your medical school
 Governmental university 13 (81.3) 155 (61) 0.106
 Local private university 3 (18.8) 90 (35.4) 0.173
 Abroad 0 (0) 9 (3.5) 0.444
How did you pay your tuition fee? (n = 99)
 Scholarship 3 (100) 66 (66.7) 0.549
 Guardian 0 (0) 33 (33.3)  
Personal burnout
 High 13 (81.3) 187 (73.6) 0.769
 Low 3 (18.8) 67 (26.4)  
Work-related burnout
 High 11 (68.8) 161 (63.4) 0.665
 Low 5 (31.3) 93 (36.6)  
Patient-related burnout
 High 12 (75) 76 (29.9) <0.001
 Low 4 (25) 178 (70.1)  
Total burnout score
 High 10 (62.5) 125 (49.2) 0.303
 Low 6 (37.5) 129 (50.8)  
  1. *P value = 0.05 is considered significant