Spectrum of unnatural fatalities in the Chandigarh zone of north-west India--a 25 year autopsy study from a tertiary care hospital.

@article{Singh2003SpectrumOU,
  title={Spectrum of unnatural fatalities in the Chandigarh zone of north-west India--a 25 year autopsy study from a tertiary care hospital.},
  author={Dalbir Singh and Indarjit Dewan and Avadh Naresh Pandey and Seema Tyagi},
  journal={Journal of clinical forensic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={145-52}
}
A 25 year (1977-2002) autopsy study of 5933 unnatural fatalities from a tertiary care hospital of north-west India revealed an abrupt rise in unnatural deaths (3050; 51.4%) since 1997. 84.2% subjects were between the age group of 16 and 45. Accidental deaths (79.3%) constituted the majority of unnatural fatalities followed by suicidal (13.9%) and homicidal (6%) deaths. Road traffic accidents (RTAs), burn, poisoning, accidental falls from height and firearm injury were responsible for 94.5% of… CONTINUE READING

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