Table 2

Pattern of trauma and patient characteristic among trauma patients admitted to JUSH, August to December 2015

VariablesCategoriesFrequency%
Mechanism of traumaRTC8439.8
Stab injury2511.8
Falling injury4119.4
Stick injury3416.1
Sharp injury115.2
Others104.7
Bullet injury62.8
Intent of injuryUnintentional15975.4
Intentional4722.3
Not determined52.4
System involvedHead3215.16
Chest146.6
Abdomen178
Musculoskeletal11152.6
Two or more systems3717.5
Position of patients during traumaPedestrian4553.5
Passenger front sitter89.5
Passenger back sitter78.3
Driver1821.4
Extra seat occupant67.1
BP (mm Hg)>90/6017884.3
90/602411.4
<90/6094.3
GCS score<852.3
9–121821.4
12–14115.2
1517783.8
PR (beats per minute)>10015978.7
<1004321.3
  • BP, blood pressure; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; JUSH, Jimma University Specialized Hospital; PR, pulse rate; RTC, road traffic collision.