Table 2

Comparative analysis of depression, anxiety and stress based on sociodemographic characteristics (n=395)

Characteristics
DepressionAnxietyStress
Mean (SD)P valueMean (SD)P valueMean (SD)P value
Gender
 Male7.98 (8.08)0.0658.84 (10.02)0.002*5.51 (8.60)0.006*
 Female9.63 (8.32)11.82 (9.92)8.14 (8.90)
Profession
 Physicians10.07 (8.30)0.09711.90 (10.29)0.044*7.99 (9.26)0.138
 Nurses7.48 (7.39)7.81 (8.89)5.29 (6.34)
 Lab workers7.32 (7.88)8.59 (8.96)5.26 (8.17)
 Pharmacists9.66 (7.78)12.48 (9.60)8.34 (9.67)
 Others8.31 (8.95)9.97 (10.68)7.73 (8.80)
Age
 30 and below10.88 (8.75)<0.001*13.21 (11.15)<0.001*8.94 (9.86)0.014*
 31–408.69 (8.01)9.81 (8.92)6.35 (7.89)
 41–506.31 (6.83)7.86 (8.86)5.82 (7.99)
 Above 505.43 (6.17)5.90 (6.43)4.86 (7.68)
Nationality
 Trinbagonian9.36 (8.27)0.18811.14 (10.15)0.0937.58 (8.97)0.193
 CARICOM7.14 (7.68)7.71 (9.10)4.76 (8.54)
 Others6.67 (8.54)7.43 (8.65)5.14 (7.09)
Marital status
 Married7.15 (7.65)<0.001*8.29 (8.50)<0.001*5.17 (7.45)<0.001*
 Single10.64 (8.41)12.70 (10.73)8.80 (9.45)
 Common law8.38 (8.68)10.13 (10.42)8.88 (10.46)
Work experience
 1–10 years10.00 (8.48)0.003*11.75 (10.41)0.009*7.97 (9.07)0.057
 11–20 years6.84 (7.05)8.60 (8.76)5.45 (7.84)
 Above 20 years7.06 (8.10)7.06 (8.10)6.19 (9.18)
Average duty hours per week
 Below 508.72 (8.11)0.31710.09 (9.61)0.0936.95 (8.60)0.486
 51–709.77 (8.12)12.83 (10.24)8.13 (9.12)
 Above 7010.59 (9.62)11.57 (10.06)8.16 (10.43)
Sleep duration
 Below 7 hours9.45 (8.47)0.07711.44 (10.02)0.005*7.71 (9.07)0.055
 7 hours and above7.57 (7.19)7.84 (9.76)5.51 (7.79)
Contact with patients with suspected COVID-19
 Yes10.35 (7.45)0.001*12.12 (10.06)0.002*8.36 (9.21)0.006*
 No7.45 (7.72)8.96 (9.80)5.89 (8.24)
Contact with patients with confirmed COVID-19
 Yes7.98 (7.14)0.16710.10 (8.84)0.5016.34 (7.32)0.275
 No9.39 (8.53)10.94 (10.36)7.55 (9.24)
Direct contact with COVID-19 lab specimen
 Yes8.98 (8.50)0.82711.09 (9.76)0.6257.12 (8.88)0.761
 No9.17 (8.15)10.58 (10.24)7.40 (8.89)
  • *Significant at 0.05 level.

  • CARICOM, Caribbean community.