A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that women are at higher risk of being killed by an assailant in the workplace than men, which may explain why women are more likely than men to be targeted for violence at work.
The study, which analyzed data from nearly 7,000 U.S. women and found that, while women are murdered at an even higher rate than men in the U.K., women are less likely to report being killed at work than men.
“The authors found that the rates of violent acts against women were similar to those of men,” the study said.
The researchers also found that women were more likely “to be victims of interpersonal violence than men.”
But the researchers cautioned that their study was observational, not epidemiological, and that their findings “might not be generalizable to other professions, such as law enforcement, where violence against women is more prevalent.”
The authors noted that their results were limited to women who were surveyed in the United Kingdom.
The U.N. agency for gender equality also noted that it did not find a significant relationship between gender, gender-based violence, and employment outcomes for women.
But the U,N.
said it is concerned about the study’s results and wants to see the results published in a more peer-reviewed journal.