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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of factors associated with the empathy score

From: Factors associated with empathy among community pharmacists in Lebanon

VariableMean Empathy Score
Gender
 Male58.17 ± 6.93
 Female59.95 ± 7.61
 p-value0.013
Education level
 Bachelor of Pharmacy59.36 ± 6.83
 Pharm.D.59.94 ± 7.65
 Master’s degree56.96 ± 7.78
 PhD56.50 ± 7.30
 p-value0.038
District
 Beirut56.85 ± 7.58
 Mount Lebanon59.87 ± 6.89
 North58.28 ± 7.93
 South61.41 ± 5.64
 Bekaa58.72 ± 7.45
 p-value0.005
Years of practice
 Less than 6 months63.16 ± 4.87
 6 months to less than 1 year62.15 ± 8.73
 One year to less than 3 years59.25 ± 8.84
 3 years to less than 6 years57.85 ± 7.32
 6 years to less than 12 years59.46 ± 7.69
 12 years or more58.18 ± 6.49
 P-value0.008
  1. Post hoc analysis: Districts (Beirut vs Mount Lebanon p = 0.033; Beirut vs Bekaa p = 0.007); Years of practice (less than 6 months vs 3 years to less than 6 years p = 0.034; less than 6 months vs 12 years or more p = 0.025)