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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the study participants compared to their level of stress

From: Predictors of stress among a sample of Egyptian healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Demographics Perceived stress χ2 P value
Average Slightly higher Much higher
N % N % N %
Sex
 Male (N = 69) 5 83.3 14 63.6 50 59.5 1.39 0.499
 Female (N = 47) 1 16.7 8 36.4 34 40.5
Age group
 18–34 (N = 59) 2 33.3 12 54.5 45 45.2 9.56 0.049
 35–54 (N = 50) 4 66.7 8 36.4 38 54.8
 55–65 (N = 2) 0 0 2 9.1 0 0
Profession
 Nurse (N = 10) 0 0 1 5 9 11.1 6.59 0.582
 Intern doctor (N = 4) 0 0 1 5 3 3.7
 Resident (N = 35) 3 60 6 30 23 28.4
 Specialist (N = 42) 0 0 9 35 32 39.5
 Consultant (N = 19) 2 40 3 15 14 17.3
Workplace
 University hospital (N = 9) 0 0 0 0 8 9.8 3.0 0.559
 General hospital (N = 81) 5 83.3 16 76.2 57 69.5
 Health center (N = 23) 1 16.7 5 23.8 17 20.7