Profile of unnatural deaths in Manipal, Southern India 1994-2004

T. S. Mohan Kumar, Tanuj Kanchan, K. Yoganarasimha, G. Pradeep Kumar

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Abstract

Pattern of unnatural deaths is a reflection of the prevailing social set up and mental health status of the region. In an attempt to understand the magnitude and pattern of unnatural deaths in Manipal, Southern India, a 11-year retrospective study was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. The study revealed a rise in road traffic fatalities (37%) that constituted the majority of autopsies carried out followed by death due to poisoning and burns. Male preponderance was quite evident (2.5:1) except for death due to burns where ratio was reversed (1:2.9). People in 3rd decade were most prone to such fatalities. Of the total medicolegal autopsies conducted in this period, the manner of death was unnatural in 98% of the cases and 71% of them were accidental in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2006
Externally publishedYes

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road traffic
Poisoning
Health Status
health status
Mental Health
Retrospective Studies
mental health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Mohan Kumar, T. S., Kanchan, T., Yoganarasimha, K., & Pradeep Kumar, G. (2006). Profile of unnatural deaths in Manipal, Southern India 1994-2004. Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, 13(3), 117-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcfm.2005.10.005
Mohan Kumar, T. S. ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Yoganarasimha, K. ; Pradeep Kumar, G. / Profile of unnatural deaths in Manipal, Southern India 1994-2004. In: Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 117-120.
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Profile of unnatural deaths in Manipal, Southern India 1994-2004. / Mohan Kumar, T. S.; Kanchan, Tanuj; Yoganarasimha, K.; Pradeep Kumar, G.

In: Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.04.2006, p. 117-120.

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