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Table 3 Nursing staff demographics and self-reported perpetrated psychological abuse, physical abuse and neglect

From: Elder abuse in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional exploratory study

 Psychological, % (n)Physical, % (n)Neglect, % (n)
Staff characteristicsNo AbuseAbusep-value*No AbuseAbusep-value*No NeglectNeglectp-value*
Gender
 Male57.4 (163)42.6 (121)0.43784.9 (248)15.1 (44)0.00159.4 (171)40.6 (117)0.026
 Female59.8 (1868)40.2 (1258)90.8 (2880)9.2 (291)52.5 (1657)47.5 (1498)
Age
 16–30 years58.7 (550)41.3 (387)0.79190.6 (858)9.4 (89)0.70655.0 (518)45.0 (424)0.244
 31–49 years58.9 (695)41.1 (486)89.8 (1080)10.2 (123)51.5 (615)48.5 (579)
 50–75 years60.0 (671)40.0 (447)90.7 (1026)9.3 (105)52.1 (583)47.9 (536)
Education
 Primary school72.6 (130)27.4 (49)0.00196.1 (174)3.9 (7)0.00368.4 (121)31.6 (56)0.000
 High School59.8 (1142)40.2 (769)91.0 (1762)9.0 (174)54.0 (1039)46.0 (886)
 University < 4 years57.3 (603)42.7 (450)88.1 (946)11.9 (128)48.9 (519)51.1 (543)
 University ≥4 years54.9 (129)45.1 (106)89.6 (215)10.4 (25)50.8 (123)49.2 (119)
  1. *Pearson’s Chi-square test