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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Study Sample, Percent with Characteristic

From: Factors influencing identification of and response to intimate partner violence: a survey of physicians and nurses

  Full Study Sample (931) Nurses (597)* Physicians (328)*
SEX^
Female 77.6% (722) 97.5% (582) 42.1% (138)
Male 21.8% (203) 2.0% (12) 57.9% (190)
Missing 0.6% (6) --- 0
AGE^(years)
20–29 6.9% (64) 9.4% (56) 2.1% (7)
30–39 24.9% (232) 24.1% (144) 26.8% (88)
40–49 33.1% (308) 32.0% (191) 35.7% (117)
50–59 28.8% (268) 28.6% (171) 29.0% (95)
60+ 5.6% (52) 5.2% (31) 6.4% (21)
Missing 0.8% (7) --- 0
CURRENT AREA OF PRACTICE^
Family Medicine 32.2% (300) 9.2% (55) 74.4% (244)
Emergency Medicine 21.2% (197) 27.1% (162) 10.4% (34)
Public Health 17.8% (166) 27.1% (162) ---
OB/gyn/newborn 22.6% (210) 30.0% (179) 9.1% (30)
Retired + other+ 4.0% (37) 5.4% (32) 1.5% (5)
Missing 2.3% (21) 1.2% (7) 4% (13)
ANY DISCLOSURES^
Never 23.1% (215) 31.2% (186) 7.9% (26)
None this year 10.3% (96) 11.9% (71) 7.6% (25)
Less than 20 this year 63.1% (587) 53.8% (321) 80.2% (263)
20 or more this year 2.5% (23) 1.8% (11) 3.7% (12)
Missing 1.1% (10) 1.8% (8) ---
FORMAL IPV TRAINING
No 61.5% (573) 62.0% (370) 60.7% (199)
Yes 36.7% (342) 36.3% (217) 37.5% (123)
Missing 1.7% (16) 1.7% (10) 1.8% (6)
RESPONDENT, FRIEND, OR RELATIVE EXPERIENCE^
No 49.7% (463) 45.4% (271) 57.3% (188)
Yes 48.4% (451) 52.9% (316) 40.9% (134)
Missing 1.8% (17) 1.7% (10) 1.8% (6)
CALLED CAS^
No 61.5% (573) 66.8% (399) 52.4% (172)
Yes 36.3% (338) 31.0% (185) 46.0% (151)
Missing 2.1% (20) 2.2% (13) 1.5% (5)
CALLED POLICE
No 81.2% (756) 81.6% (487) 80.5% (264)
Yes 17.6% (164) 17.4% (104) 18.3% (60)
Missing 1.2% (11) 1.0% (6) ---
  1. * 6 did not indicate if they were a physician or a nurse; the number in the parenthesis is the sample size; ---: proportion suppressed, based on fewer than 5 observations; OB/gyn/newborn: Obstetrics/gynaecology/care of newborns; IPV: intimate partner violence;+ : includes those who, at the time of the survey, worked in paediatrics, psychiatry, cardiac care, oncology, critical care and other areas; CAS: Children's Aid Society; ^: Z-tests indicate a statistically significant difference between Nurses and Physicians, p < 0.05