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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with open long bone fractures

From: The effect of early versus delayed surgical debridement on the outcome of open long bone fractures at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics Number Percentage
Sex   
 Male 89 62.2
 Female 54 37.8
Education   
 Tertiary education 18 12.6
 Primary or secondary education 114 79.7
 No formal education 11 7.7
Occupation   
 Students 18 12.6
 Peasants 48 33.6
 Driver 3 2.1
 Motorcycle rider 19 13.3
 Civil servants 19 13.3
 Businessman/woman 34 23.8
 Others 2 1.4
Cause of injury   
 Road traffic accident 97 67.8
 Falls 22 15.4
 Assaults 20 14.0
 Others 4 2.8
Place of injury   
 Along the road 96 67.1
 Residential areas (outside the house) 23 16.1
 Home (within the house) 18 12.6
 School 3 2.1
 Other places 3 2.1
HIV serostatus   
 Seropositive 9 6.3
 Seronegative 134 93.7