Table 2

Personal characteristics of participating health professionals

CharacteristicTotal participants*
(n=471)
n (%)
No history of violence
(n=257)
n (%)
Lifetime domestic violence
(n=212)
n (%)
P value
Age (years)
 <3081 (17.2)52 (20.2)29 (13.7)0.063
 30–39123 (26.2)57 (22.2)66 (31.1)0.029
 40–49100 (21.3)54 (21.0)46 (21.7)0.857
 50–59133 (28.3)70 (27.2)62 (29.2)0.630
 ≥6033 (7.0)24 (9.3)9 (4.2)0.036
Health professional background
 Nursing/midwifery317 (67.5)181 (70.7)134 (63.2)0.086
 Medical69 (14.7)38 (14.8)31 (14.6)0.946
 Allied health61 (13.0)21 (8.2)40 (18.9)0.001
 Other†23 (4.9)16 (6.3)7 (3.3)0.148
Years of clinical experience
 <570 (15.0)39 (15.4)31 (14.6)0.826
 5–967 (14.3)35 (13.8)32 (15.1)0.687
 10–19119 (25.4)62 (24.4)57 (26.9)0.542
 20–2999 (21.2)53 (20.9)45 (21.2)0.924
 ≥30113 (24.2)65 (25.6)47 (22.2)0.390
Participants who supervise other staff226 (48.2)122 (47.8)102 (48.1)0.954
Adult intimate relationship (ever)‡431 (92.9)222 (88.1)209 (98.6)<0.01
  • *Denominators vary due to missing responses. Maximum missing data n=3 (0.6%).

  • †Health professionals working in a clinical role not already specified, that is, imaging, pharmacy.

  • ‡33 participants were omitted from relationship questions because they had never been in a relationship.