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Table 2 Modes of transportation for emergency condition among survey patients (N = 429)

From: Trends and barriers of emergency medical service use in Addis Ababa; Ethiopia

Characteristics Mode of transport Total Number (n = 429)
Ambulance Other
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Type of emergency Illness 37 16.2 192 83.8 229
Trauma 50 25.0 150 75.0 200
Patient age 13–18 years 5 18.5 22 81.5 27
19–30 years 34 24.6 104 75.4 138
31–50 years 29 18.8 125 81.2 154
> 50 years 19 17.3 91 82.7 110
Patient accompaniment unaccompanied 3 50.0 3 50.0 6
Police 12 42.9 16 57.1 28
Bystander 7 19.4 29 80.6 36
Family/Relative 61 18.5 268 81.5 329
Car driver 0 0.0 13 100 13
Other 4 23.5 13 76.5 17
Means of extrication from the trauma site Bystander 26 22.4 90 77.6 116
Police 20 41.7 28 58.3 48
Patient 2 25.0 6 75.0 8
Ambulance Crew 3 100 0 0.0 3
Other 2 8.0 23 92.0 25
Emergency scene Home 35 15.8 187 84.2 222
Work 5 21.7 18 78.3 23
School 0 0.0 4 100 4
Road side 43 27.0 116 73.0 159
Sport/recreation area 3 15.8 16 84.2 19
Other 1 50.0 1 50.0 2
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