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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the emergency medical specialists who participated in the study between March and September 2016

From: Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study

EMS Specialist (n = 23)
  Frequency (percent)
Gender
 Male 21 (91.3)
 Female 2 (8.7)
Age groups
 18–35 years 10 (43.5)
 36–55 years 13 (56.5)
Place of living
 Central Municipality 7 (30.4)
 Rubaga Municipality 1 (4.3)
 Kawempe Municipality 2 (8.7)
 Nakawa Municipality 4 (17.4)
 Makindye Municipality 3 (13.0)
 KMA Extra 5 (21.7)
 Others 1 (4.3)
Marital status
 Single 5 (21.7)
 Married 17 (73.9)
 Widow/Widower 1 (4.3)
Organization
 Ministry of Health-UNAS 10 (43.5)
 Uganda Police Force- Fire Brigade 3 (13.0)
 AAR-Uganda Limited 1 (4.3)
 Kibuli Muslim Hospital 4 (17.4)
 St. John’s Ambulance 1 (4.3)
 Mulago Hospital 2 (8.7)
 Naguru Hospital 1 (4.3)
 Uganda Red Cross 1 (4.3)
Education
 Primary 1 (4.3)
 Secondary 4 (17.4)
 Graduate 18 (78.2)
Years of work
 1–5 years 6 (26.1)
 6–10 years 6 (26.1)
 11–15 years 8 (34.8)
 16–20 years 3 (13.0)
Work position
 Senior EMS Administrator/Manager 6 (26.1)
 Ambulance Driver 6 (26.1)
 Ambulance Officer 3 (13.0)
 Fire fighter and rescue officer 5 (21.7)
 Emergency care specialist 3 (13.0)
  1. Abbreviations: n number, EMS emergency medical services, KMA Kampala Metropolitan Area, UNAS Uganda National Ambulance Services, AAR African Air Rescue