Victim Profile Of Suicidal Deaths: A Perspective From Tertiary Health Care Centre, Mangalore, Southern India

Bhagavath, Prashantha (2014) Victim Profile Of Suicidal Deaths: A Perspective From Tertiary Health Care Centre, Mangalore, Southern India. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 3 (39). pp. 9876-9880. ISSN 2278-4802

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Abstract

Suicidal deaths in a region reflect the socio-economic status and intellectual health status of that population. Suicidal deaths are preventable health hazards. A six year retrospective research from January 2005 to December 2010 was conducted at A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore, India, one of the leading tertiary health care centre of southern part of Karnataka. Among fifty six suicidal death cases reported during the period from January 2005 to December 2010, thirty six were males and twenty females. Majority of suicidal deaths were found in the age group of 21 to 30years. Maximum numbers of victims (38) were from the rural background. The maximum number of suicidal deaths (60.71%) was among the married persons. The most common mode of committing suicide in our study was Poisoning. Suicidal deaths can be curtailed by the collective efforts of the family members and other social groups and more importantly change in the frame of mind of the people to acclimatize to all the intricate situations in life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poisoning; Religion; Rural; Suicide.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 04:26
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 04:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141468

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