Table 1

 Work related assault: impact of policy participant characteristics

Cases (n = 310)Controls (n = 946)
n%n%
Practice type
    RN21368.770174.1
    LPN9731.324525.9
Gender
    Female29394.591096.2
    Male175.5363.8
Age
    <30227.1545.7
    30 to <406019.413414.2
    40 to <5012139.037239.3
    50 to <607925.528830.4
    60 or older289.09810.4
Nursing education
    Diploma12038.736138.2
    Associate degree11838.025927.4
    Bachelor’s degree6621.325326.7
    Master’s degree or higher41.3596.2
    Missing20.7141.5
Primary patient population
    Geriatric14446.520621.8
    Adult11035.541644.0
    Split time4313.919120.2
    Neonatal/paediatric/adolescent134.212813.5
    Missing (refused)00.04 (1)0.4 (0.1)
Primary professional activity
    Provided patient care21067.758862.2
    Supervised patient care4915.8727.6
    Other5116.528530.1
    Missing00.010.1
Type of facility
    Nursing home/long term care/rehabilitation facility14346.116016.9
    Hospital inpatient13142.338440.6
    Hospital outpatient/non-hospital outpatient113.5838.8
    Clinic/healthcare provider office92.911912.6
    Other165.219921.0
    Missing00.010.1
Department/unit/area
    Long term/assisted care12339.714515.3
    Medical/surgical/ob gyn7122.926728.2
    Psychiatric/behavioural3411.0576.0
    Intensive care unit278.7656.9
    Emergency123.9242.5
    Other4314.038640.8
    Missing (refused)00.01 (1)0.1 (0.1)