Table 3

Proportion and RR of doctors who experienced workplace threats or violence in 1993 compared with 2014, by gender, age group and specialty

Threats of violenceReal acts of violence
1993201419932014
TotalExperiencedTotalExperiencedTotalExperiencedTotalExperienced
Nn%Nn%RR95% CINnNn%RR95% CI
Gender
 Male180898654.565933550.80.99(0.91 to 1.07)177046126.065415824.20.93(0.79 to 1.08)
 Female74035447.847423950.41.07(0.94 to 1.21)71816823.446811023.50.86(0.69 to 1.08)
 (Missing)(80)(25)(140)(36)
Age group
 <3554829052.91296348.80.93*(0.77 to 1.30)53712022.31312015.30.36(0.18 to 0.71)
 35–54165792455.856728049.40.93(0.85  to 1.02)161644227.456213223.50.85(0.72 to 1.01)
 55+33012036.443723353.31.28(1.10 to 1.50)3226620.542911727.31.20(0.93 to 1.55)
 (Missing)(93)(25)(153)(36)
Specialty
 General practice84854664.427216761.40.95(0.86 to 1.06)82823228.02706825.20.77(0.60 to 1.00)
 Laboratory medicine1232318.7792531.61.69(1.04 to 2.76)12275.7781114.12.25(0.87 to 5.78)
 Internal medicine39115138.631912840.11.04(0.86 to 1.25)3826517.03185717.91.01(0.72 to 1.42)
 Surgery37614839.42058742.40.47(0.88 to 1.32)3686718.22044421.61.31(0.93 to 1.84)
 Psychiatry14811879.714310774.80.94(0.83 to 1.06)1459263.41416546.10.75(0.60 to 0.95)
 Public health1479262.6543361.10.98(0.76 to 1.25)1394834.5521121.20.56(0.30 to 1.07)
 Others39721353.7291034.50.64(0.39 to 1.07)3899624.728517.90.73(0.29 to 1.81)
 (Missing)(198)(57)(255)(67)
  • Experienced denotes the doctors who had experienced threats or violence in each category. Adjusted RR denotes proportion experienced (within the row) in 2014 relative to 1993, adjusted for all other variables in the table (age as continuous variable).

  • *Adjusted only for gender due to the model not converging when including doctor’s specialty.

  • RR, relative risk.