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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied population 2010–2015

From: National report on aggressions to physicians in Spain 2010–2015: violence in the workplace—ecological study

Characteristics Distribution
Gender (n = 2401), %
 Men 1219 (50.8)
 Women 1182 (49.2)
Type of practice (n = 2342), %
 Public 2078 (88.7)
 Private 264 (11.3)
Age groups (n = 1809), years (%)
  ≤ 35 254 (14.0)
 36–45 494 (27.3)
 46–55 675 (37.3)
 56–65 353 (19.5)
  ≥ 66 33 (1.8)
Area (n = 1523), %
 Primary care 1267 (53.9)
 Hospital 341 (14.5)
 Out-of-hospital emergency rooms 225 (9.6)
 Hospital emergency room 215 (9.1)
Other areas 303 (12.9)
Aggressor background (n = 1385), %
 Toxicomany 108 (7.8)
 Psychiatric 184 (13.3)
 Organic disease 169 (12.2)
 Unknown 924 (66.7)
Aggressor profile (n = 1859), %
 Scheduled patient 604 (32.5)
 Non scheduled patient 451 (24.3)
 Center user 274 (14.7)
 Relative or companion 530 (28.5)
Personal injuries (n = 2346), %
 Yes 465 (19.8)
 No 1881 (80.2)
Sick leave (n = 2154), %
 Yes 263 (12.2)
 No 1891 (87.8)
Company support (n = 1697), %
 Yes 544 (32.1)
 No 1153 (67.9)
Formal complaint (n = 2283), %
 Yes 1655 (72.5)
 No 628 (27.5)
Previous aggressions (n = 2179), %
 Yes 168 (7.7)
 No 2011 (92.3)
Material damage (n = 2043), %
 Yes 213 (10.4)
 No 1830 (89.6)
  1. Values are expressed as absolute numbers and weighted percentages for categorical variables