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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Violence in primary care: Prevalence and follow-up of victims

Age N = 446 Mean age 36.45 years; minimum age 16 (three 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds); maximum age 91
Sex N = 446 217 men (48.7%) and 229 women (51.3%)
Nationality N = 446 67 nationalities: 153 (69%) Swiss patients (15 double nationals) and 293 (31%) foreign patients
Nationality by region N = 446 282 Europeans (10 double European nationals); 62 Africans; 33 Latin Americans; 32 from the Eastern Mediterranean; 11 South-East Asians; 10 double nationals (9 European + other and 1 non European); 9 from the Western Pacific; 7 North Americans
Marital Status N = 446 198 (45%) single; 178 (40%) married; 51 (11%) separated or divorced; 19 (4%) widowed
Household composition N = 367 124 (32%) persons were living alone; 104 (26%) with one other person; 62 (16%) with 2 persons; 48 (12%) with 3 persons; 21 (5%) with 4 persons; 8 (2%) with 5 to 7 persons; 15 (4%) in collocation with 2 or 3 persons and 10 (3%) were living in a shelter or mental hospital, or were homeless.
Level of education N = 388 0–4 years of school: 16 patients (4%); adapted training: 4 (1%); 5–8 years of schooling: 50 (13%); 9–14 years of schooling: 79 (20.5%); apprenticeship: 74 (19%); high school diploma: 46 (12%); professional school: 55 (14%); university or equivalent: 64 (16.5%)
Professional activity N = 445 Schooling/elementary training: 3 (1%); post-school training: 57 (13%); housewife: 36 (8%); unemployed: 94 (21%); retired: 28 (6%); unskilled worker: 121 (27%); skilled worker, junior executive: 72 (16%); middle or senior executive: 34 (8%)