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Table 1 Prevalence of PTSD and comparison of WSAS total mean scores among study groups

From: Exploring PTSD in emergency operators of a major University Hospital in Italy: a preliminary report on the role of gender, age, and education

  Total sample n (%) PTSD Total WSAS
Rates n (%) (Fisher) p Mean ± SD, (mean rank) (Mann–Whitney) p
Occupation
 Nurses 32 (76.2) 6 (18.8) .660 7.06 ± 6.94, (21.61) .919
 Health care assistants 10 (23.8) 3 (30.0) 8.10 ± 9.78, (21.15)
Gender
 Males 13 (31.0) 2 (15.4) .695 5.15 ± 7.42, (16.88) .103
 Females 29 (69.0) 7 (24.1)   8.28 ± 7.59, (23.57)  
Age
 ≤ 40 years old 22 (52.4) 4 (18.2) .714 6.91 ± 7.63, (20.70) .658
 > 40 years old 20 (47.6) 5 (25.0)   7.75 ± 7.72, (22.38)  
Education
 Graduated 25 (59.5) 5 (20.0) 1.00 6.80 ± 7.59, (20.30) .440
 Non-graduated 17 (40.5) 4 (23.5)   8.06 ± 7.75, (23.26)  
Total 42 (100) 9 (21.4)