Accidental childhood fatalities in Manipal, India

Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes

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Children in the first decade of life are extremely vulnerable to accidents. Seventy-five cases of accidental deaths in children aged less than ten years were identified in a retrospective review of medicolegal autopsies during 1993–2006 in Manipal, India. Boys were more likely to suffer accidental death that girls (male–female ratio 2.3:1). Road traffic accidents accounted for the majority of the deaths (56%), followed by burns (21.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-189
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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