Table 2

Data suggestive of generalised anxiety by GAD-7, stratified by gender, professional role, ethnicity, age and place of work

VariablesTotal, n (%)Anxietyχ2P value
No, n (%)Mild, n (%)Moderate to severe, n (%)
Gender
 Male106 (35)78 (73.6)17 (16.0)11 (10.4)15.2<0.001
 Female196 (65)99 (50.5)55 (28.1)42 (21.4)
Professional role
 Doctors62 (21)43 (69.4)15 (24.2)4 (6.5)9.70.008
 Nurses115 (38)60 (52.2)26 (22.6)29 (25.2)
Ethnicity
 BAME168 (56)98 (58.3)41 (24.4)29 (17.3)0.0730.96
 White134 (44)79 (59.0)31 (23.1)24 (17.9)
Age (years)
 18–29102 (34)53 (52.0)33 (32.4)16 (15.7)10.20.11
 30–3994 (31)58 (61.7)22 (23.4)14 (14.9)
 40–4964 (31)38 (59.4)13 (20.3)13 (20.3)
 50+42 (14)28 (66.7)4 (9.5)10 (23.8)
Place of work
 ITU66 (22)37 (56.1)17 (25.8)12 (18.2)1.970.92
 Theatre43 (14)26 (60.5)8 (18.6)9 (20.9)
 Ward148 (49)90 (60.8)35 (23.6)23 (15.5)
 Other45 (15)24 (53.3)12 (26.7)9 (20.0)
  • The total score for the seven items in the GAD questionnaire ranges from 0 to 21, with scores of 5, 10 and 15 representing cut-points for mild, moderate and severe anxiety, respectively.

  • BAME, black, Asian and minority ethnicity; GAD-7, Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7; ITU, intensive therapy unit.