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Table 3 Organizational and workplace characteristics of healthcare workers working at health facilities of Gondar city administration with type of violence, March 2016, (n = 531)

From: Violence at work: determinants & prevalence among health care workers, northwest Ethiopia: an institutional based cross sectional study

Variable Physical violence Verbal abuse Sexual harassment
  yes no yes no yes no
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Job position
 Staff/service provider 107(22.1) 377(77.9) 231(47.7) 253(52.3) 37(7.6) 447(92.4)
 Ward/clinic head 9(22.5) 31(77.5) 24(60.0) 16(40.0) 1(2.5) 39(97.5)
 Coordinator 1(14.3) 6(85.7) 5(71.4) 2(28.6) 0(0.0% 7(100.0)
Shift work
 Yes 96(28.6)** 240(71.4) 209 (62.2)** 127 (37.8) 29 (8.6) 307 (91.4)
 No 21(10.8) 174(89.2) 73 (37.4) 122 (62.6) 9 (4.6) 186 (95.4)
Experiences(in years)
 1–5 225(54.3)* 83(70.9) 184(65.2)* 124(49.8) 37(97.4) 271(55.0)
 6–10 130(31.4) 21(17.9) 67(23.8) 84(33.7) 0(0.0) 151(30.6)
 11–15 14(3.4) 1(0.9) 6(2.1) 9(3.6) 0(0.0) 15(3.0)
 16–38 45(10.9) 12(10.3) 25(8.9) 32(12.9) 1(2.6) 56(11.4)
Department
 Inpatient departments 64(54.7)** 124(30.0) 119(42.2)** 69(27.7) 20(52.6)* 168(34.1)
 Pharmacy/laboratory 6(5.1) 102(24.6) 53(18.8) 55(22.1) 3(7.9) 105(21.3)
 Emergency departments 22(18.8) 24(5.8) 34(12.1) 12(4.8) 6(15.8) 40(8.1)
 Other departments 3(2.6) 22(5.3) 7(2.5) 18(7.2) 2(5.3) 23(4.7)
 OPD 22(18.8) 142(34.3) 69(24.5) 95(38.2) 7(18.4) 157(31.8)
Ownership
 Private 16(13.7)* 100(24.2) 44(15.6) ** 72(28.9) 3(7.9) * 113(22.9)
 Government 101(86.3) 314(75.8) 238(84.4) 177(71.1) 35(92.1) 180(77.1)
Violence Reporting procedure
 Available 37(31.6) 131(31.6) 44(15.6) 72(28.9) 10(26.3) 158(32.0)
 Unavailable 80(68.4) 283(68.4) 238(84.4) 137(71.1) 28(73.7) 335(68.0)
  1. NB: statically significant at * = p < 0.05, ** = p ≤ 0.0001