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Table 5 Selected baseline characteristics associated with risk of death in road traffic accident victims admitted to hospital 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

Baseline characteristics Admitted to hospital Known death occurring after presentation to a hospitalb Crude RRc
(95% CI)
P value
Na n (%)   
Sex:
  Female 7691 45 (0.59) Ref  
Male 18850 155 (0.82) 1.41 (1.01–1.96) 0.04
Not recorded 8 0    
Age in years Children (< 15) 4238 40 (0.94 1.43 (1.01–2.02) 0.045
Adults (15–64) 21321 141 (0.60) Ref  
Elderly (≥65) 855 16 (1.87) 2.83 (1.70–4.72) < 0.001
Not recorded 135 3 (2.22)   
Type of hospital Public 26159 197 (0.75) Ref  
Private 390 3 (0.77) 1.02 (0.33–3.18) 0.999
Main anatomical site of injury
Head No 16739 72 (0.43) Ref  
Yes 981 128 (1.31) 3.01 (2.26–4.01) < 0.001
Not recorded 9 0    
Chest
  No 25960 196 (0.76) Ref  
Yes 585 3 (0.51) 0.68 (0.22–2.12) 0.717
Not recorded 4 1    
Abdominal
  No 26158 196 (0.75) Ref  
Yes 389 4 (1.30) 1.37 (0.51–3.67) 0.674
Not recorded 2 0    
Glasgow Coma Score
  Normal 24945 75 (0.30) Ref  
Mild coma 1134 21 (1.85) 6.16 (3.81–9.96) < 0.001
Heavy 286 53 (18.53) 8.45 (5.96–11.98) < 0.001
Dep coma 59 21 (35.59) 178.4 (118.5–178.5) < 0.001
Not recorded 125 30    
  1. a = 187 RTA victims dead on arrival, 998 RTA victims with unrecorded unit of admission and those who absconded were excluded
  2. b = includes death occurring in hospital emergency unit and after admission to a hospital department
  3. RR Relative risk, CI Confidence interval
  4. c = Fisher exact test