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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Visual Impairment and Road Traffic Accidents Among Drivers in Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia

AUTHOR:

M. Biza, A. Mossie, Y. Gelaw, K. Woldemichael, M. Biza, A. Mossie, Y. Gelaw and K. Woldemichael

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

Jimma University

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2012

PUBLICATION:

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The study aimed to determine the prevalence of visual impairment and associated occurrence of road traffic accident (RTA) among vehicle drivers.

  • A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 249 sampled drivers in Southwest Ethiopia.

  • The mean age of drivers was 33.6 years. Relative frequency of self-reported RTA was 15.3%.

  • Uncorrected binocular visual impairment was strongly associated with involvement in RTA.