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Tesfaye Tegegne K. Prevalence of Road Traffic Accidents and Associated Factors in Chuko Town, Southern Ethiopia, 2017. J Occup Health Epidemiol 2020; 9 (2) :76-84
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Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health, Hawassa College of Health Science, Hawassa, Ethiopia. , kaleabtesfaye35@gmail.com
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Received: 2019/10/8
Accepted: 2020/12/2
ePublished: 2020/12/2
Subject: Epidemiology
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Background: A road traffic accident is an incident on a way or street open to public traffic, resulting in one or more persons being killed or injured, and involving at least one moving vehicle. The purpose of this study was to present the prevalence and factors associated with road traffic accident in Chuko town , Southern Ethiopia
Materials and Method: Community based cross sectional study was done in Chuko Town with a total sample size of 422 from March 27 to April 4, 2009 E.C Questionnaire consists of demographic characteristics like age, occupation, level of education and cause of RTA. The study employed chi-square analysis. Data from qualitative was analyzed manually then triangulated with the quantitative one. The result is presented using descriptive statistics using tables and graphs.
Result: A total of 422 respondents participated in our study with 100% respondent rate. Among the participants, 99(23.5%) of them had previous history of RTA. Concerning the causes of RTA, 141(33.4%) majority of them were caused by poor road condition followed by 119(28.2%) by over speed. The results from FGDs and interviews showed that the Town has traffic flow and motor bikes were most common causes of the accident.
Conclusion: The study found out that RTA is big problem of the Town The most common cause of RTA is poor road condition and Motor Bikes are most commonly involved in the accident.


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