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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables of the victims of road traffic accidents and the two control groups

From: Road traffic accidents and posttraumatic stress disorder in an orthopedic setting in south-eastern Nigeria: a controlled study

Socio-demographic variables Road Traffic Accident Victims N(%) Control Group 1 (FNHE staffs) N (%) Control Group 2(NOHE staffs) N (%) Statistics
Mean age 31.61 ± 9.18 32.14 ± 8.85 33.01 ± 8.95 F = 0.918 p = 0.400
Gender:     
Male 108(72.0%) 108(72.0%) 108(72.0%) X2= 0.000 df = 2
Female 42(28.0%) 42(28.0%) 42(28.0%) p = 1.000
Marital Status:     
Married 59(39.3%) 85(56.7%) 95(63.3%) X2 = 20.698
Single 91(60.7%) 64(42.7%) 55(36.7%) df = 4
Widowed 0(0.0%) 1(0.7%) 0(0.0%) p = 0.000
Religion:     
Christianity 150(100.0%) 150(100.0%) 150(100.0%)  
Level of Education:     
Below tertiary 100(66.7%) 45(30.0%) 39(26.0%) X2 = 62.355 df = 2
Tertiary 50(33.3%) 105(70.0%) 111(74.0%) p = 0.000
Employment Status:     
Employed 89(59.3%) 150(100.0%) 150(100.0%)  
Unemployed 61(40.7%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)  
  1. FNHE - Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
  2. NOHE - National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria