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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, current problems, sources of strong feeling of loss

From: Factors related to the fatigue of relief workers in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake: survey results 2.5 years after the disaster

  Participants
(Total = 119)
Fatigue Non-fatigue df χ² φ P-value
N % N % N %
Demographic characteristics
 Female Sex 74 62.2 41 55.4 33 44.6 1 4.4 0.19 0.04 a
 Age <40 46 33.6 19 41.3 27 58.7 3 1.3   0.26
 Single 20 15.8 9 45.0 11 55.0 1 1.0   0.60
 Married 78 65.5 36 45.2 42 54.8 1 2.0   0.37
Current problems
 Fatigue 57 47.9 - - - -   - - -
 Lack of exercise 80 67.2 43 53.2 37 46.3 1 3.3 0.17 0.08
 Sleep disturbance 38 31.9 28 73.7 10 26.3 1 14.8 0.35 p <0.01**
 Dietary problem 27 22.7 19 70.4 8 29.6 1 7.1 0.24 p <0.01**
 Lack of time with family and friends 26 21.8 14 53.8 12 46.2 1 0.5   0.51
 No one to rely on 38 31.9 20 52.6 18 47.4 1 0.5   0.56
 Less laughing 22 18.5 15 68.2 7 31.8 1 4.4 0.19 0.06
 Working too hard 23 19.3 14 60.9 9 39.1 1 1.9   0.25
 Guilt over taking a break 25 21.0 17 68.0 8 32.0 1 5.1 0.21 0.03 a
 Priority to others’ needs 27 22.7 16 59.3 11 40.7 1 1.8 0.12 0.20
 No confidence to continue work 21 17.6 17 81.0 4 19.0 1 11.2 0.31 p <0.01**
Sources of strong feeling of loss
 Family, relatives, and close friends 33 27.7 23 69.7 10 30.3 1 8.7 0.27 p <0.01**
 Home and possessions 25 21 15 60.0 10 40.0 1 1.8 0.13 0.19
 Job 4 3.4 4 100 0 0 1 4.5 0.19 0.05 a
 Personal health 12 10.1 11 91.7 1 8.3 1 10.2 0.28 p <0.01**
 Family member’s health 14 11.8 12 85.7 2 14.3 1 9.1 0.27 p <0.01**
 Community 27 22.7 18 66.7 9 33.3 1 4.9 0.20 0.03 a
 Landscape and scenery 66 55.5 33 50.0 33 50.0 1 0.26   0.71
 Sense of safety 52 43.7 30 57.7 22 42.3 1 3.5 0.17 0.07
 Trust in others 17 14.3 14 82.4 3 17.6 1 9.4 0.28 p <0.01**
 Hope for the future 23 19.3 14 60.9 9 39.1 1 1.9 0.13 0.245
  1. aThe bold items are final explanatory variables for multiple logistic analysis
  2. *p<0.05; **p<0.01