An analysis of poisoning deaths in Manipal, India

Manoj Kumar Mohanty, Virendra Kumar, Binay Kumar Bastia, Mohanram Arun

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To determine the various factors involved in poisoning deaths, a 10-y retrospective review of 335 cases were carried out. There was an increasing trend in number of poisoning deaths from 1993-94 to 1999-2000, followed by a decline trend the last 2 y (2001-02). Ninety-one percent of the deaths were due to self-poisoning, with 77.6% of the fatalities due to insecticide consumption. Most cases occurred during winter and in the victim's rural home. Amongst all the poisoning deaths, 249 were males and 86 were females, most in the of 20-29 y age group. Suggestions have been made for the prevention of insecticide poisoning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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