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Road traffic injuries are a major public health issue. The problem is increasing in Africa.
Objective
.To assess the incidence of road traffic injury and associated factors among patients visiting the emergency department of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Teaching Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Methods
. Institutional based cross-sectional study design was conducted.
A total of 356 systematically selected study subjects were included in the study. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regressions were performed to identify associated factors with road traffic injury. Odds ratios with 95% confidence interval were computed to determine the level of significance.
Results
. The incidence of road traffic injury in the emergency department of Tikur Anbessa
Specialized Teaching Hospital was 36.8%. Being a farmer (AOR = 3.3; 95% CI = 1.06–10.13), conflict with family members (AOR
= 7.7; 95% CI = 3.49–8.84), financial problem (AOR = 9.91; 95% CI = 4.79–6.48), psychological problem (AOR = 17.58; 95% CI =
7.70–12.14),and alcohol use(AOR= 2.98; 95%CI=1.61–5.27) were independently associated with road trafficinjury.
Conclusion and Recommendation
. In this study the incidence of road traffic injury was high. Alcohol is one of the most significant factors associated
with Road Traffic Injury. Thus urgent education on the effect of alcohol is recommended.

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  • rabby1982 Dr. ndeserua rabi 11 Sep 2014

    firstly, i think from your study, which used cross-sectional study design, it is unlikely to come up with incidence but prevalence would be more appropriate.
    secondly, its best if you could show us the p-values for associations above.
    thirdly, alcohol use at what time frame ???????

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 29 Oct 2014

    Dear Dr Rabi

    Thank you for your question. The full text is included on the right hand side above the 'tags' - hopefully this will help answer your queries!

    Kind regards
    The Editorial Team

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 29 Oct 2014

    Dear Dr Rabi

    Thank you for your question. The full text is included on the right hand side above the 'tags' - hopefully this will help answer your queries!

    Kind regards
    The Editorial Team