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

  • 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.

Publication date

April 26, 2016

Sponsor Institution

Jimma University


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