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Table 3 comparisons between groups

From: Factors affecting mental fitness for work in a sample of mentally ill patients

Characteristics Fit
n 61
Unfit
n 23
Modified
n 32
P
value
Age in years, mean ± SD 31.88 (11.6) 39.58 (10.5) 30.19 (9.4) 0.043
Education, mean ± SD 12.9 ± 2.61 7.5 ± 3.51 9.4 ± 2.8 0.05
Duration of illness years, mean ± SD 3.8 ± 1.92 10.12 ± 2.35 4.2 ± 3.41 0.01
Hospital days, mean ± SD 9.03 ± 4.15 58.9 ± 18.21 15.03 ± 12.04 0.001
Age at onset, mean ± SD 23.0 (8.9) 19.0 (8.6) 23.5 ± 6.5 0.062
Hospitalized in past year, % & (n) 26.2% (16) 56.5% (13) 31.2% (10) 0.05
Absenteeism at last year in days, mean ± SD 24.6 ± 3.13 66.4 ± 2.13 33.2 ± 3.41 0.01
High Physical hazards at work, % & n 18% (11) 47.8% (11) 68.8%(22) 0.03
Presence of afternoon and night shifts, % & n 31.1%(19) 43.5%(10) 56.2% (18) 0.05
The work need high level of communication with public, % & n 19.8% (12) 34.8% (8) 15.6%(5) 0.05
High level of Disturbed Relationship with colleagues, % & n 47.5%(29) 78.3%(18) 50% (16) 0.05
Low Productivity at work, % & n 32.9% (20) 91.3%(21) 59.4% (19) 0.05
Years of experience, mean and SD 14.4 ± 4.5 17.3 ± 3.6 13.5 ± 2.9 0.554
  1. n, number of subjects; %, percentage; SD, standard deviation
  2. P value is significant at ≤ 0.05