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An investigative report on circumstances leading to death among Indian cotton farmers.
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PMID:  12608629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Andhra Pradesh, a southern state of India has been in the news for cotton farmers' deaths/suicides since 1998. The occurrence of 12 deaths among the farmers in the years 2001-2002 clustering around September-October expedited the investigation. The objective of our investigation was to identify the circumstances leading to death of cotton farmers in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. Some of the broadly held hypotheses were also analyzed for their validity. The socioeconomic-political factors emerge as very strong determinants of deaths, given the occupational work environment.
Rajan R Patil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1232-1087     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-28     Completed Date:  2003-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9437093     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Community Health Cell, Bangalore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / chemically induced,  mortality*
Cause of Death*
India / epidemiology
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Pesticides / adverse effects*
Socioeconomic Factors
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