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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of study population by severity of trauma among trauma patients attending Mulago Hospital

From: Serum interleukin-6 level as an early marker of injury severity in trauma patients in an urban low-income setting: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Severe trauma Mild trauma P-value
N = 80 N = 79
Age, median(IQR) 27 (24-37) 27 (23-35) 0.70
Gender, n (%)    
 Male 67 (83.75) 64 (81.01) 0.65
Education level, n (%)    
 No formal Education 11 (13.75) 7 (8.86) 0.004
 Primary 31 (38.75) 36 (45.57)
 Secondary 21 (26.25) 31 (39.24)  
 Tertiary 5 (6.25) 5 (6.29)  
Occupation, n (%)    
 Peasant 14 (17.50) 11 (13.92) 0.007
 Business 28 (35.00) 33 (41.77)
 Salaried/wage earner 22 (27.50) 30 (37.97)  
 Student 4 (5.00) 5 (6.33)  
Transport to Hospital, n (%)    
 Ambulance 9 (11.25) 6 (7.59) 0.001
 Police pickup 43 (53.75) 23 (29.11)  
 Boda boda 3 (3.75) 18 (22.78)  
 Ordinary(private/public) car 25 (31.25) 30 (37.97)  
 Other 0 (0.00) 2 (2.53)