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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study respondents

From: Risky driving behaviour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional, survey-based study

  Age groups Percentage within nationality
<=25 26–35 36–45 46–55 > 55 Total
Nationality and Gender
 UAE male 43 (51.8) 28 (33.7) 10 (12) 2 (2.4) 0 83 78.3
 UAE female 11 (47.8) 4 (17.4) 2 (8.7) 5 (21.7) 1 (4.3) 23 21.7
 Total 54 (50.9) 32 (30.2) 12 (11.3) 7 (6.6) 1 (0.9) 106 100.0
 Non-UAE male 32 (36) 41 (46.1) 14 (15.7) 2 (2.2) 0 89 78.8
 Non-UAE female 5 (21.7) 8 (34.8) 9 (39.1) 1 (4.3) 0 23 20.4
 Total 38 (33.6) 49 (43.4) 23 (20.4) 3 (2.7) 0 113 100.0
 UAE 75 (43.6) 69 (40.1) 24 (14) 4 (2.3) 0 172 78.5
 Non-UAE 16 (34.8) 12 (26.1) 11 (23.9) 6 (13) 1 (2.2) 46 21.0
 Total 92 (42) 81 (37) 35 (16) 10 (4.6) 1 (0.5) 219 100.0
Education
 Elementary 1 (33.3) 0 2 (66.7) 0 0 3 1.3
 Secondary 45 (50) 29 (32.2) 12 (13.3) 4 (44) 0 90 40.0
 University or higher 48 (37.8) 52 (40.9) 18 (14.2) 7 (5.5) 2 (1.6) 127 56.4
 Other 0 2 (40) 3 (60) 0 0 5 2.2
 Total 94 (41.8) 83 (36.9) 35 (15.6) 11 (4.9) 2 (0.9) 225 100
Occupation
 Student 38 (90.5) 4 (9.5) 0 0 0 42 18.6
 Personal business 1 (16.70 3 (50) 1 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 0 6 2.7
 Private sector 11 (50) 10 (45.5) 0 0 1 (4.5) 22 9.7
 Police or defence 7 (28) 13 (52) 4 (16) 1 (4) 0 25 11.1
 Government 18 (22.5) 35 (43.8) 19 (23.8) 7 (8.8) 1 (1.3) 80 35.4
 Unemployed 18 (35.3) 19 (37.3) 12 (23.5) 2 (3.9) 0 51 22.6
 Total 93 (41.2) 84 (37.20) 36 (15.9) 11 (4.9) 2 (0.9) 226 100
Income
  < 5.000 AED 18 (58.1) 9 (29) 3 (9.7) 1 (3.2) 0 31 17.4
 5.000–10.000 AED 22 (56.4) 10 (25.6) 5 (12.8) 2 (5.10 0 39 21.9
 11.000–20.000 AED 13 (24.5) 26 (49.1) 9 (17) 5 (9.4) 0 53 29.8
  > 20.000 AED 13 (23.6) 25 (45.5) 12 (21.8) 3 (5.5) 2 (3.60) 55 30.9
 Total 66 (36.9) 70 (39.7) 29 (16.2) 11 (6.1) 2 (1.10) 178 100
Car type
 Saloon 42 (41.2) 42 (41.2) 11 (10.8) 5 (4.9) 2 (2) 102 50
 Four-wheel 38 (39.6) 31 (32.3) 21 (21.9) 6 (6.3) 0 96 47.1
 Truck 0 1 (100) 0 0 0 1 0.5
 Other 3 (60) 1 (20) 1 (20) 0 0 5 2.5
 Total 83 (40.7) 75 (36.8) 33 (16.2) 11 (5.4) 2 (1) 204 100
RTC History
 Yes 32 (36.8) 30 (34.5) 17 (19.5) 7 (8) 1 (1.1) 87 39.7
 No 62 (47) 49 (37.1) 16 (12.1) 4 (3) 1 (0.8) 132 60.3
 Total 94 (42.9) 79 (36.1) 33 (15.1) 11 (5.0) 2 (0.1) 219 100
Wear seat belt
 Yes 13 (31.7) 13 (31.7) 8 (19.5) 6 (14.6) 1 (2.4) 41 47.1
 No 23 (50) 14 (30.4) 8 (17.4) 1 (2.2) 0 46 52.9
 Total 36 (41.4) 27 (31) 16 (18.4) 7 (8) 1 (1.1) 87 100
RTC as Driver
 No 80 (44.1) 64 (35.4) 29 (16) 6 (3.3) 2 (1.1) 181 78.4
 Yes 18 (36) 20 (40) 7 (14) 5 (10) 0 50 21.6
 Total 98 (42.4) 84 (36.4) 36 (15.6) 11 (4.8) 2 (0.9) 231 100
Significant RTC as Driver
 No 90 (43.9) 76 (37.1) 2 (14.1) 9 (4.4) 1 (0.5) 205 88.7
 Yes 8 (30.8) 8 (30.8) 7 (26.9) 2 (7.7) 1 (3.8) 26 11.3
 Total 98 (42.4) 84 (36.4) 36 (15.6) 11 (4.8) 2 (0.9) 231 100