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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 123)

From: Aggression and violence against health care workers in Germany - a cross sectional retrospective survey

   N %
Gender Male 44 35.8
  Female 79 64.2
Age To 29 years 21 17.1
  30-39 years 35 28.5
  40-49 years 50 40.7
  Over 50 years 17 13.8
Setting Nursing home 31 25.2
  Psychiatric clinic 61 49.6
  Workshop for people with disabilities 31 25.2
Profession Nurses 92 74.8
  Social workers 22 17.9
  Others 9 7.3
Work experience 0 to 5 years 18 14.6
  6 to 10 years 18 14.6
  11 to 15 years 24 19.5
  Longer than 15 years 63 51.2