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Table 1 Different traits of reported workplace violence in health sector of Bangladesh between May 2014 and May, 2017

From: Iceberg of workplace violence in health sector of Bangladesh

Different traits of violence Frequency (%)
Type of healthcare facility
Public 51 (91.1%)
Private 5 (8.9%)
Level of healthcare facility
Primary 22 (39.3%)
Secondary 12 (21.4%)
Tertiary 22 (39.3%)
Department of healthcare facility
Emergency 29 (51.8%)
Indoor 23 (41.1%)
Outdoor 2 (3.6%)
Other 2 (3.6%)
Type of violence
Physical 54 (96.4%)
Psychological 2 (3.6%)
Professional category of victim
Physician 54 (96.4%)
Nurse 1 (1.8%)
Other 1 (1.8%)
Professional status of victim
Internship physician 9 (16.1%)
Entry level physician 34 (60.7%)
Mid-level physician 7 (12.5%)
Consultant 2 (3.7%)
Senior professional 2 (3.7%)
Other 2 (3.7%)
Immediate consequence of violence
Strike 17 (30.4%)
Peaceful protest 15 (26.8%)
Stoppage of services 5 (8.9%)
Law enforcement 6 (10.7%)
Not reported 13 (23.2%)
Follow up of violence
Yes 2 (3.6%)
No 54 (96.4%)