Detecting the Prevalence and Determinants of RTA at DURH's Surgical Emergency OPD in Ethiopia: A Qualitative Study

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Tadele Kegnu, Getachew Nenko, Ajay Prakash Pasupulla, Ayano Shanko, Gopala Krishna Rapaka


According to the World Study on Road Traffic Accident Prevention, an estimated 1.2 million people die and 50 million are injured in road traffic accidents each year around the world. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and determinants of RTA at DURH, Dilla's Surgical Emergency OPD. From December 1 to January 15, 2009E.C., a cross-sectional hospital-based prospective analysis was performed. Epi info version 3.5.1 was used to enter the data, which was then moved to SPSS version 16 for further review. The report included a total of 403 trauma casualties, with 190 (47.1%) of them being caused by road traffic collisions. Aside from that, raising awareness about safety rules among young adult males, students, and businesspeople is critical in order to reduce the number of road traffic accidents and their serious consequences.

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