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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of road traffic accident victims admitted to hospital emergency units in eight districts of Guinea from 2015 to 2017

From: Frequency, characteristics and hospital outcomes of road traffic accidents and their victims in Guinea: a three-year retrospective study from 2015 to 2017

Characteristics N (%)
Type of hospital Public hospitals 27348 (98.5)
Private hospitals 403 (1.5)
Admission to hospital departments No hospital admission 23240 (83.6)
Surgery department 2171 (7.8)
Orthopedic department 546 (2.0)
Intensive care unit 207 (0.7)
Neurosurgery department 17 (< 0.1)
Not recorded 824 (3)
Predominant type of injury Soft tissue 21160 (76.2)
Facture 2682 (9.7)
Joint 377 (1.4)
Dislocation 295 (1.1)
Main anatomical site of injury Head 10350 (37.3)
Lower limb 9179 (33.1)
Upper limb 5514 (19.9)
Chest 604 (2.2)
Abdominal –Lumbar 951 (3.4)
Location of fracture Lower limb 1770 (6.4)
Upper limb 764 (2.8)
Mandible 164 (0.6)
Ribs 61 (0.2)
Glasgow Coma Score a Normal 25769 (92.9)
Mild coma 1185 (4.3)
Heavy coma 327 (1.2)
Deep coma 201 (0.7)
Not recorded 269 (1.0)
  1. RTA Road traffic accident, Glasgow coma score- normal = 15; mild coma = 14–10; heavy coma = 9–7; deep coma = 6 = 3