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Table 2 Description of accident related and clinical factors among road traffic accident survivors attending orthopedic unit of public hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 492)

From: Prevalence and correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of road traffic accidents in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Happing following accident (RTA)
 Admitted and surgery done 367 74.6
 Admitted but no surgery done 85 17.3
 Not admitted 40 8.1
Site of injury
 Upper limb injury
  Yes 163 33.13
  No 329 66.87
 Lower limb injury
  Yes 275 55.9
  No 217 44.1
 Trunk injury
  Yes 17 3.5
  No 475 96.5
 Spinal injury
  Yes 17 3.5
  No 475 96.5
 Head injury
  Yes 48 9.1
  No 444 90.2
Litigation/compensation
 Yes 117 23.8
 No 375 76.2
Family/family during accident
 Yes 78 15.85
 No 414 84.14
Incidence during accident
 Yes 48 9.8
 No 444 90.2
Ever treated for mental illness
 Yes 7 1.4
 No 485 98.6
Depression
 Yes 82 16.7
 No 410 83.3
Family member treated for mental illness
 Yes 22 4.5
 No 470 95.5
Comorbid illness
 Yes 40 8.1
 No 452 91.9
Duration since accident
 1–3 months 230 46.7
 > 3 months 262 53.3