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Table 2 Prevalence of violence

From: Violence towards health care workers in a Public Health Care Facility in Italy: a repeated cross-sectional study

  2005 2007 2009 p
N. of workers 367 346 453  
ONE-YEAR PREVALENCE     
Physical aggression, N (%) 30 (8.2) 32 (9.2) 45 (9.9) .685 (n.s.)1
Threats, N (%) 44 (12.0) 96 (27.7) 57 (12.6) .006 (n.s.) 1
Non-physical aggression, N (%) 72 (19.6)   61 (13.5) 5.6 (<.02) 1
Harassment, N (%) n.a. n.a. 25 (5.5)  
LIFE PREVALENCE     
Physical aggression, N (%) 91 (24.8) n.a. 120 (26.5) .30 (n.s.) 1
Threats, N (%) 123 (33.5) n.a. 114 (25.2) 6.9 (<.01) 1
Non-physical aggression, N (%) 156 (42.5) n.a. 144 (31.8) 10.0 (<0.01) 1
  1. n.a.: not applicable.
  2. n.s.: not significant.
  3. (1): Pearson’s chi square.