Divorce among physicians and other healthcare professionalsCreated by:
Professional obligations among physicians often conflict with personal and family life. While it has historically been suggested that long and sometimes unpredictable work hours among physicians may lead to higher rates of divorce, evidence on whether divorce rates among physicians exceed those in the general population has been limited and mixed.
A recent large retrospective study (which included 48 881 physicians, 10 086 dentists, 13 883 pharmacists, 159 044 nurses, 18 920 healthcare executives, 59 284 lawyers, and 6 339 310 other non-healthcare professionals) concluded that divorce among physicians is actually less common than among non-healthcare workers and several health professions. Although, female physicians have a substantially higher prevalence of divorce than male physicians, which may be partly attributable to a differential effect of hours worked on divorce.
As to my knowledge there isn't any study studies to compare physicians and the general poppulation in Asia, it would be interesting if someone conducted one.
Reference: Ly Dan P, Seabury Seth A, Jena Anupam B. Divorce among physicians and other healthcare professionals in the United States: analysis of census survey data BMJ 2015; 350 :h706