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Table 5 Type of injuries sustained among the road traffic accident victims, 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

Types of injury Frequency of injuries Percentage
Open wounds 130 56.5
Fractures 177 78.0
Lower limb fractures 64 36.2
Skull/maxillofacial fractures 33 18.6
Spinal fractures 20 11.3
Upper limb fractures 19 10.7
Rib fracture 17 9.6
Clavicle fractures 15 8.5
Pelvic fractures 9 5.1
Thoracic injuries 19 8.3
Pneumohemothorax 10 52.6
Hemothorax 2 10.5
Pneumothorax 2 10.5
Emphysema 2 10.5
Pneumomedaistinitis 1 5.2
Diaphragmatic injury 1 5.2
Pleural effusion 1 5.2
Intracranial hemorrhage 69 30
Contusion 27 39.1
Subdural 11 15.9
Intracerebral 11 15.9
Epidural 10 14.5
Pheumocephalus 6 8.7
Subarachnoid 4 5.8
Visceral injuries 7 3.0