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An analysis of poisoning deaths in Manipal, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15303397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To determine the various factors involved in poisoning deaths, a 10-y retrospective review of 335 cases were carried out. There was an increasing trend in number of poisoning deaths from 1993-94 to 1999-2000, followed by a decline trend the last 2 y (2001-02). Ninety-one percent of the deaths were due to self-poisoning, with 77.6% of the fatalities due to insecticide consumption. Most cases occurred during winter and in the victim's rural home. Amongst all the poisoning deaths, 249 were males and 86 were females, most in the of 20-29 y age group. Suggestions have been made for the prevention of insecticide poisoning.
Authors:
Manoj Kumar Mohanty; Virendra Kumar; Binay Kumar Bastia; Mohanram Arun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and human toxicology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0145-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-11     Completed Date:  2004-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704194     Medline TA:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 576104 (Karnataka), India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents / mortality*
Adult
Female
Humans
India / epidemiology
Insecticides / poisoning
Male
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Poisoning / mortality
Retrospective Studies
Seasons
Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides

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