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Table 2 Comparison of health complaints and occupational accident between the SWSD, No SWSD and non-shift Groups

From: Prevalence, predictors and effects of shift work sleep disorder among nurses in a Nigerian teaching hospital

Variables Shift group Non-shift group p1 p2 p3
SWSD
n = 19
No SWSD
n = 25
n = 44
Frequent headache n (%) 6 (31.6) 2 (8.0) 2 (4.5) 0.045 0.003 0.957
Generalized Muscle Ache n (%) 7 (36.8) 1 (4.0) 2 (4.5) 0.005 0.003 1.000
Lack of Concentration n (%) 8 (42.1) 2 (8.0) 1 (2.3) 0.021 < 0.001 0.612
Fatigue n (%) 6 (31.6) 6 (24.0) 3 (6.8) 0.576 0.029 0.096
Backache n (%) 4 (21.1) 5 (20.0) 3 (6.8) 0.932 0.225 0.210
Aches in the Feet n (%) 3 (15.8) 3 (12.0) 1 (2.3) 1.000 0.145 0.260
Indigestion n (%) 3 (15.8) 4 (16.0) 2 (4.5) 0.985 0.314 0.239
Menstrual Irregularities n (%) 4 (21.1) 5 (20.0) 1 (2.3) 1.000 0.043 0.039
Number of complaints (mean ± SD) 2.2 ± 2.0 1.1 ± 1.7 0.3 ± 1.2 0.226 0.004 0.130
Needle Stick Injury n (%) 5 (26.3) 3 (12.0) 1 (2.3) 0.223 0.012 0.260
  1. p1 SWSD vs No SWSD groups; p2 SWSD vs non-shift Groups; p3 No SWSD vs non-shift Groups
  2. Bold enteries are statistically significant