The present study is a retrospective research undertaken at the mortuary of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India. One hundred and sixty six (166) cases were pediatric fatalities (8.5%) due to trauma. 13-18 years was the commonest age group. Males predominated. Majority of the cases were accidental in nature The event occurred more during the day time . In 34.3% of the cases, the event occurred during summer months. Road traffic accidents predominated. Head was commonly involved and majority of the victims survived for more than a day. It is recommended that the Government set targets and put into place strategies for the reduction of pediatric deaths due to trauma.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 01-10-2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine