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A study of sudden natural deaths in medico legal autopsies in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur.
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PMID:  16914354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main aim of this study is to determine the causes and the epidemiological aspects of sudden natural deaths. Data were collected from 545 sudden natural autopsies in UMMC, Kuala Lumpur over a five-year period, from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2004. There were 475 males and 70 females. The largest number of sudden natural deaths was in the age group of 41-50 years. 35.8%, 30.5% and 11.7% of the patients were Chinese, Indian and Malay, respectively. A majority of the patients were married (59.8%) and came from the semiskilled-unskilled group (30.6%). The monthly distribution was almost constant. Cardiovascular diseases were the most important cause contributing 64.9% in sudden natural deaths.
Virendra Kumar; Kang Pei San; Anuar Idwan; Norazlan Shah; Siti Hajar; Mohamad Norkahfi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1752-928X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology (Forensic Unit), Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
Child, Preschool
Death, Sudden / epidemiology*
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data
Forensic Medicine
Infant, Newborn
Malaysia / epidemiology
Marital Status / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Sex Distribution
Social Class

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