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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of patients and Pattern of injury at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Patterns of road traffic injury and potential consequences among patients visiting Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age category
 < 20 years 42 12
 20–29 years 118 33.7
 30–39 years 78 22.5
 40–49 years 48 13.7
 50–59 years 26 7.4
  > 60 years 38 10.9
Sex
 Male 206 58.9
 Female 144 41.1
Ethnicity
 Sidama 122 34.9
 Wolayta 29 8.3
 Oromo 144 41.1
 Gurage 25 7.1
 Others 30 8.6
Residence
 Urban 206 58.9
 Rural 144 41.1
Pattern of injury by type of vehicle (143)
 Motor bicycle crash 70 49
 Public transport 24 16.8
 Tricycle Bajaj 20 14
 Mini-bus 16 11.2