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Table 2 Description of socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Injury severity levels and associated factors among road traffic collision victims referred to emergency departments of selected public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: the study based on the Haddon matrix

Variable Categories Frequency (Percentage) Injury severity level x 2
Severe Not severe
Sex Male 278 (76.6) 105 173 0.314
Female 85 (23.4) 27 58
Age 12 to 20 74 (20.4) 33 41 0.490
21 to 30 141 (38.8) 49 92
31 to 40 70 (19.3) 22 48
41 to 50 48 (13.2) 16 32
> 50 30 (8.3) 12 18
Occupation Own work (including merchant) 136 (37.5) 45 91 0.738
Driver 34 (9.4) 14 20
Government/Private employee 66 (18.2) 27 39
Student 54 (14.9) 20 34
Daily laborers 28 (7.7) 11 17
Farmers 31 (8.5) 12 19
Othersa 14 (3.8) 5 9
Region at which accident happened Oromia 172 (47.4) 61 111 0.734
Amhara 52 (14.3) 18 34
SNNPE 34 (9.4) 14 20
Addis Ababa 87 (24) 32 55
Othersb 18 (4.9) 8 10
  1. aDriver assistant, retired, jobless
  2. bTigray, Benishangul, Harar, Afar, Gambella, Ethiopia Somali