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Table 7 Years of seniority and association with exposure to violence, nurse vs physician

From: Workplace violence in a tertiary care Israeli hospital - a systematic analysis of the types of violence, the perpetrators and hospital departments

Type of violence By whom Victim Prevalence Seniority (years) average ± SD Median P value
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Verbal violence Companion Nurse 224 208 14.5 ± 10.9 14.5 ± 11.9 12 11 0.980
Physician 84 131 9.89 ± 9.2 15.1 ± 11.1 5 15 0.001
Passive aggressive Patient Nurse 223 209 14 ± 11.1 15.1 ± 11.6 10 12 0.291
Physician 92 122 10.9 ± 10.5 15.3 ± 10.7 6 15 0.003
Sexual harassment Patient Nurse 35 397 9 ± 8.8 15 ± 11.5 6 12 0.02*
Companion 25 401 9.5 ± 9 15 ± 11.5 6 12 0.018*
Sexual harassment Patient Physician 8 207 4.6 ± 3.5 13.7 ± 10.8 5.3 11 0.02*
Companion 6 209 3.3 ± 2 13.6 ± 10.8 3 10 0.013*
  1. *Mann–Whitney Test