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Table 2 Job satisfaction of primary care doctors

From: Job satisfaction of public and private primary care physicians in Malaysia: analysis of findings from QUALICO-PC

Variable (% responding “agree” or “strongly agree”) Public (n = 221) Private (n = 239) p value Mean Difference (95% CI)
I feel that some part of my work do not really make sense 33.9 18.4 < 0.001 0.16 (0.08, 0.23)
 Urban 41.2 19.2 < 0.001 0.22 (0.11, 0.33)
 Rural 27.7 6.7 0.08 0.21 (0.06, 0.36)
My work still interest me as much as it ever did 93.7 97.5 0.04 −0.04 (− 0.08, < 0.01)
 Urban 92.2 97.3 0.03 −0.05 (− 0.10, < 0.01)
 Rural 95.0 100.0 0.38 −0.05 (− 0.16, 0.06)
My work is overloaded with unnecessary administrative detail 59.7 36.0 < 0.001 0.24 (0.15, 0.33)
 Urban 66.7 36.6 < 0.001 0.30 (0.19, 0.41)
 Rural 53.8 26.7 0.05 0.27 (0.03, 0.51)
I have too much stress in my current job 23.1 17.6 0.14 0.06 (−0.02, 0.13)
 Urban 36.3 17.9 < 0.001 0.18 (0.08, 0.29)
 Rural 11.8 13.3 0.86 −0.02 (− 0.20, 0.17)
Being a doctor is a well-respected job 84.6 87.9 0.31 −0.03 (− 0.10, 0.03)
 Urban 79.4 87.5 0.06 −0.08 (− 0.17, 0.01)
 Rural 89.1 93.3 0.61 −0.04 (− 0.18, 0.10)
In my work there is a good balance between effort and reward 62.9 85.8 < 0.001 −0.23 (− 0.31, − 0.15)
 Urban 52.9 85.3 < 0.001 −0.32 (− 0.43, − 0.22)
 Rural 71.4 93.3 0.07 −0.22 (− 0.37, − 0.07)
  1. Bold font denotes significance at p < 0.05
  2. Abbreviation: CI confidence interval