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Table 5 Perceived outlook for OEM specialists in Korea

From: Residency programs and the outlook for occupational and environmental medicine in Korea

  Training institution a Residency year a
Category Total (n = 87) Institute (n = 9) Hospital (n = 78) P-value * Lower (n = 46) Higher (n = 41) P-value **
Overall outlook        
 Next 5 years 3.6 ± 1.1 4.1 ± 1.1 3.5 ± 1.1 0.095 3.8 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.1 0.075
 Next 10 years 3.3 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 0.9 3.2 ± 1.2 0.069 3.6 ± 1.2 3.1 ± 1.1 0.045
Pay        
 Next 5 years 3.4 ± 1.1 3.8 ± 1.0 3.4 ± 1.1 0.154 3.6 ± 1.1 3.3 ± 1.0 0.191
 Next 10 years 3.0 ± 1.1 3.5 ± 0.9 2.9 ± 1.1 0.065 3.2 ± 1.1 2.7 ± 1.1 0.040
Social position        
 Next 5 years 3.2 ± 1.1 4.1 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 1.1 0.004 3.4 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.0 0.096
 Next 10 years 3.1 ± 1.2 4.2 ± 1.0 3.0 ± 1.1 0.002 3.3 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.1 0.093
Development possibility        
 Next 5 years 3.6 ± 1.1 4.1 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 1.1 0.085 3.7 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 0.9 0.131
 Next 10 years 3.4 ± 1.2 4.1 ± 0.7 3.3 ± 1.2 0.040 3.6 ± 1.2 3.2 ± 1.2 0.209
Employment        
 Next 5 years 3.6 ± 1.1 4.2 ± 0.9 3.5 ± 1.1 0.025 3.7 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 0.9 0.192
 Next 10 years 3.1 ± 1.2 3.8 ± 0.9 3.0 ± 1.1 0.033 3.3 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.1 0.092
Job satisfaction        
 Next 5 years 3.9 ± 1.1 4.6 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 1.1 0.028 3.9 ± 1.2 3.9 ± 0.9 0.963
 Next 10 years 3.5 ± 1.1 4.3 ± 0.8 3.4 ± 1.1 0.017 3.7 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.0 0.283
  1. OEM Occupational and environmental medicine; SD Standard deviation
  2. *By Mann-Whitney test
  3. **By Student’s t-test
  4. aMean ± SD