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Table 4 The 5 most important factors that enhance the capacities for pre-hospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Areas, 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 PC5
Notification −0.29 −0.28 0.09 −0.29 −0.10
Communication between responders −0.15 −0.17 0.33 −0.50 0.17
Ambulances used −0.35 0.14 −0.29 −0.05 0.21
Number of ambulances 0.06 −0.41 −0.35 −0.06 −0.23
Team qualifications −0.12 0.50 0.08 −0.07 −0.09
Communication equipment −0.35 0.09 −0.34 −0.10 0.21
Emergency service center contacts 0.10 −0.45 −0.05 −0.22 0.17
Victim’s transportation −0.29 −0.05 −0.30 0.17 −0.52
Service payer −0.34 −0.00 0.10 0.12 0.23
Type of EMS −0.41 0.14 −0.17 −0.00 0.20
RTI Seasons −0.11 −0.39 −0.22 0.25 0.34
Most common RTIs responded to −0.18 −0.20 0.18 0.58 −0.15
Responders’ training −0.20 −0.11 0.47 0.25 0.19
EMS communication and transportation procedures −0.27 −0.04 0.04 −0.29 −0.40
EMS challenges 0.32 0.12 −0.35 0.00 0.27
Eigenvalues 4.38 2.93 1.83 1.43 1.26
Variance explained (%) 29.18 19.57 12.23 9.55 8.39
Overall capacity/strength Ambulance facilitation Ongoing EMS structuring EMS training EMS coordination Transportation procedures
  1. Abbreviations: PC principle component, EMS emergency medical services, RTIs road traffic incidents