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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of road traffic accident victims at Adult Emergency Department of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January—March 2013

From: Injury characteristics and outcome of road traffic accident among victims at Adult Emergency Department of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a prospective hospital based study

Variables Frequency (N = 230) Percentage
Age   
14–25 107 46.5
26–35 54 23.5
36–45 28 12.2
45+ 41 17.8
Sex   
Male 165 71.7
Female 65 28.3
Religion   
Orthodox 160 69.6
Muslim 46 20.0
Protestant 24 10.4
Ethnicity   
Oromo 95 41.3
Amhara 85 37.0
SNNPR 27 11.7
Tigray 18 7.8
Others 5 2.2
Educational status   
Cannot read and write 45 19.6
Can read and write 20 8.7
Primary school 59 25.7
Secondary school 73 31.7
Higher education 33 14.3
Marital status   
Single 114 49.6
Married 90 39.1
Divorced 11 4.8
Widowed 15 6.5
Occupation   
Daily laborer 95 41.3
Student or trainee 28 12.2
Government employee 23 10.0
Car driver 18 7.8
Businessman (Merchant) 18 7.8
Farmer 18 7.8
House wife 15 6.5
Others 15 6.5