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Table 1 Personal characteristics of participating health professionals compared with the research site and the Australian population

From: “It happens to clinicians too”: an Australian prevalence study of intimate partner and family violence against health professionals

Characteristic No. (%) of participants % of hospital population a % of Australian hospital population
Health professional background (n = 470) (n = 1047) (n = 251,000) b
 Midwifery 172 (36.6) 51.0 (Nursing and Midwifery) 45 (Nursing and Midwifery)
 Nursing 145 (30.9)
 Medical 69 (14.7) 19.2 12
 Allied Health 61 (13.0) 10.7 14
 Other 23 (4.9) 19.1 **
Age (years)    (n = 238,029) c
  < 30 81 (17.2) 18.7 15.3
 30–39 123 (26.2) 25.9 19.4
 40–49 100 (21.3) 21.4 26.0
 50–59 133 (28.3) 23.9 28.5
  ≥ 60 33 (7.0) 10.0 10.7
Intimate relationship status (n = 15,509) d
 Current (n = 430) 337 (78.4) n.a. 65
 Last 12mths (n = 432) 363 (84.0) n.a. **
 Longer than 12mths (n = 464) 431 (92.9) n.a. 84
Health professional experience (years) (n = 468)
  < 5 70 (15.0) n.a. **
 5–9 67 (14.3) n.a. **
 10–19 119 (25.4) n.a. **
 20–29 99 (21.2) n.a. **
  ≥ 30 113 (24.2) n.a. **
Employment at hospital (years)  
  < 5 197 (42.0) 50.7 **
 5–9 104 (22.1) 21.9 **
 10–19 94 (20.0) 16.7 **
 20–29 61 (13.0) 8.7 **
  ≥ 30 14 (3.0) 1.9 **
  1. Values are numbers (percentages) unless otherwise stated
  2. Denominators vary due to missing responses
  3. a Comparison female-only hospital data not available. Percentages listed above include male and female health professionals. Proportion of female clinical staff at research site hospital: 88.9%, male: 11.1%
  4. b Australian male and female health professionals [43]
  5. c Australian nurse/midwives [13]
  6. d Population relationship data [44]
  7. n.a. Data not collected by research site
  8. ** Comparable data not available