Table 3

Prevalence of high emotional exhaustion among US obstetrician-gynecologists, stratified by frequency of conflict over treatment decisions

High emotional exhaustion
BivariateMultivariate* OR (95% CI)
%p(χ2)
Conflict with colleagues
 Never29<0.001Referent
 A few times a year or less371.2 (0.9 to 1.7)
 More than a few times a year582.8 (1.6 to 4.8)
Conflict with patients
 Never26<0.001Referent
 A few times a year or less371.3 (0.9 to 1.8)
 More than a few times a year552.2 (1.4 to 3.5)
  • Table presents survey-design adjusted population estimates of US obstetrician-gynecologists who report high emotional exhaustion (burnout subscale), stratified by level of frequency of conflict. For example, 58% of obstetrician-gynecologists who report conflict with colleagues more than a few times a year also report high emotional exhaustion.

  • * Multivariate results present odds ratios (95% CIs) adjusted for age, gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, children, immigration history, total patient workload and self-perceived empathy.

  • p≤0.001.