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Table 1 The distribution of five types of WPV by demographic and occupational characteristics

From: Workplace violence against hospital healthcare workers in China: a national WeChat-based survey

Demographic variablesn = 3684
N (%)
PAEATVSHSA
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Gender
 Male556(15.1)134(24.1)308(55.4)212(38.1)114(20.5)72(12.9)
 Female3128(84.9)452(14.5)1481(47.3)783(25.0)453(14.5)225(7.2)
P value < 0.010.01< 0.01< 0.01< 0.01
Age group (yr)
 < 301780(48.3)284(15.9)864(48.5)399(22.4)256(14.4)139(7.8)
 30–391306(35.5)203(15.5)645(49.4)396(30.3)215(16.5)108(8.3)
 ≥ 40598(16.2)99(16.5)280(46.8)200(33.4)126(21.1)50(8.4)
P value 0.850.58< 0.01< 0.010.86
Marital status
 Married2423(65.8)365(15.1)1150(47.5)714(29.5)395(16.3)186(7.7)
 Unmarried1261(34.2)221(17.5)639(50.7)281(22.3)202(16.0)111(8.8)
P value 0.580.07< 0.010.830.25
Education level
 Master’s degree or above437(11.9)47(10.8)185(42.3)115(26.3)68(15.6)21(4.8)
 Bachelor’s degree2461(66.8)434(17.6)1235(50.2)692(28.1)416(16.9)214(8.7)
 Associate’s degree or below786(21.3)105(13.4)369(46.9)188(23.9)113(14.4)62(7.9)
P value < 0.01< 0.010.070.230.02
Occupational variablesn = 3684
N (%)
PAEATVSHSA
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Level of hospital
 Tertiary hospital2541(69.0)387(15.2)1208(47.5)683(26.9)407(16.0)190(7.5)
 Secondary hospital987(26.8)190(19.3)535(54.2)295(29.9)174(17.3)99(10.0)
 Primary/community hospital156(4.2)9(5.8)46(29.5)17(10.9)16(10.3)8(5.2)
P value < 0.01< 0.01< 0.010.060.02
Work department
 Mental health444(12.1)216(48.6)284(63.9)196(44.1)134(30.2)92(20.7)
 Intensive Care Unit236(6.4)69(29.2)104(44.1)58(24.6)25(10.6)18(7.6)
 Emergency and Outpatient308(8.4)56(18.1)197(63.9)127(41.2)71(23.1)31(10.1)
 Paediatric165(4.5)15(9.1)90(54.5)52(31.5)27(16.4)4(2.4)
 Gynaecology and Obstetrics217(5.9)18(8.3)91(41.9)47(21.7)27(12.4)9(4.1)
 Internal Medicine969(26.3)95(9.8)488(50.4)246(25.4)128(13.2)69(7.1)
 Surgical Department743(20.2)79(10.6)372(50.1)177(23.8)120(16.2)49(6.6)
 Operating Room134(3.6)6(4.5)22(16.4)17(12.7)14(10.4)3(2.2)
 Diagnosis and Subsidiary326(8.8)20(6.1)104(31.9)55(16.9)41(12.6)18(5.5)
 General142(3.9)12(8.4)40(28.1)20(14.1)10(7.0)4(2.8)
P value < 0.01< 0.01< 0.01< 0.01< 0.01
Profession
 Nurse2750(74.6)437(15.8)1324(48.1)711(25.9)419(15.2)224(8.1)
 Physician934(25.4)149(15.9)465(49.8)284(30.4)178(19.1)73(7.8)
P value 0.960.41< 0.01< 0.010.78
Professional title
 Senior394(10.7)71(18.0)205(52.0)146(37.1)104(26.4)38(9.6)
 Intermediate1021(27.7)158(15.5)492(48.2)318(31.1)166(16.3)76(7.4)
 Primary2269(61.6)357(15.7)1092(48.1)531(23.4)327(14.4)183(8.1)
P value 0.470.35< 0.01< 0.010.39
Work schedule
 Shift2700(73.3)478(17.7)1416(52.4)751(27.8)459(17.0)250(9.3)
 Non-shift984(26.7)108(10.9)373(37.9)244(24.8)138(14.0)47(4.8)
P value < 0.01< 0.010.070.03< 0.01
Weekly working hours
 > 50h532(14.4)94(17.7)313(58.8)169(31.8)115(21.6)43(8.1)
 40-50h2140(58.1)315(14.7)1028(48.0)554(25.9)315(14.7)167(7.8)
 < 40h1012(27.5)177(17.5)448(44.4)272(26.9)167(16.5)87(8.6)
 P value 0.07< 0.010.02< 0.010.75
Years of experience
 < 51383(37.5)223(16.1)659(47.7)296(21.4)203(14.7)112(8.1)
 6–101054(28.6)149(14.1)525(49.8)290(27.5)152(14.4)84(7.9)
 11–20766(20.8)136(17.7)390(50.9)258(33.7)150(19.6)68(8.9)
 > 20482(13.1)78(16.2)215(44.6)151(31.3)92(19.1)33(6.8)
P value 0.210.12< 0.01< 0.010.65