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Table 3 The retained principal components for weaknesses affecting the pre-hospital emergency care for victims of RTIs in the GKMA 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

Variables PC1 PC2 PC3 PC4
Location −0.21 −0.12 0.64 0.10
Mode of RTI 0.14 −0.21 0.66 −0.20
Time of RTI 0.16 −0.17 −0.03 0.63
Provider of initial care −0.29 0.48 0.02 0.38
Responder’s arrival time 0.21 −0.25 −0.23 0.25
Transportation of victim −0.16 0.57 0.24 0.27
Treatment received by victim 0.61 0.29 0.15 0.00
Type of treatment 0.60 0.31 0.03 −0.08
Injuries of RTI victims 0.17 −0.34 0.14 0.52
Eigenvalues 2.02 1.37 1.13 1.05
Variance explained (%) 22.45 15.22 12.58 11.67
Overall weakness Poor quality first aid treatment Insufficient skills/ training of first responders Inadequate EMS resources Delays in timely response to victims
  1. Abbreviations: PC principle component, RTI road traffic incident