Victimo-epidemiological profile of violent asphyxial deaths in Manipal, Karnataka

Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Kumar, Pradeep G and Nayak , Vinod C and Rajendiran, Ganesh and Chhikara, Swati and Sharma, Somshekhar (2015) Victimo-epidemiological profile of violent asphyxial deaths in Manipal, Karnataka. Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine, 2 (1). pp. 29-34.

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The violent deaths are increasing day by day in the developing world. Deaths due to asphyxia are one of the most important causes in the violent deaths. One hundred and thirty five asphyxial deaths were studied by the authors and described various epidemiological and demographical parameters of these deaths in the present study. The changing demographics and the increased incidence and variations observed are described here. Males outnumbered females in asphyxial deaths. Most common age group involved was 21 – 30 years. Hanging was the most common method of death constituting 56.3% of cases. Majority of the hanging cases took place in homes with suicide being the preferred manner. The victims drowned in river in most number of cases followed by well. The strangulation deaths constituted for 8.8% of total asphyxial fatalities. But not a single case of suffocation was reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Violent deaths; asphyxia; demographics; hanging; drowning.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 10:04

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