Table 3

 Adjusted prevalence and incidence of divorce among physicians and other healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, 2008 to 2013

VariablesPhysiciansDentistsPharmacistsNursesHealthcare executivesLawyersOther occupations
Divorce prevalence:
 % of respondents ever divorced, adjusted (95% CI)24.3 (23.8 to 24.8)25.2 (24.1 to 26.3)22.9 (22.0 to 23.8)33.0 (32.6 to 33.3)30.9 (30.1 to 31.8)26.9 (26.4 to 27.4)35.0 (34.9 to 35.1)
 P value0.140.008<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001
Divorce incidence:
 % of respondents divorced in past year, adjusted (95% CI)1.0 (0.9 to 1.1)1.0 (0.7 to 1.2)1.0 (0.8 to 1.2)1.3 (1.2 to 1.4)1.1 (1.0 to 1.3)1.2 (1.1 to 1.4)1.4 (1.4 to 1.4)
 P value0.730.62<0.0010.260.01<0.001

P values are based on comparison with physicians.

Adjusted prevalence and incidence of divorce across occuptions were estimated from multivariable logistic model of divorce as a function of occupational category, age, sex, race, annual income, years since became married in most recent marriage, and state and year fixed effects. The predicted values were calculated holding all covariates at their mean values.