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A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region

Dr. Bhagora Love R*, Dr. Parmar Amit P**, Dr. Patel Tejas C*, Dr. Suvera Kajal M***.

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Background: : Violent asphyxial deaths are one of the important causes of death now a days. For reasons not known to others, victims end their life by committing suicide. Hanging is one of the preferred mode of committing suicide, as it supposedly produces painless death as compared to others modes of suicide, and also because it produces instantaneous death. Methodology: The study was conducted at the mortuary of Sir T. General Hospital & Government Medical College, Bhavnagar. The study includes retrospective evaluation of 102 deaths occurred due to hanging out of the total number of autopsies(1270 cases) that were conducted during the period of 1 year from January 2013 to December 2013.Results: Incidence of death due to hanging is 8.03% of total autopsies. All the cases of hanging were suicidal. Young adults, of the age group 21 to 30 years accounted for the maximum cases & males are most common victims with a male: female ratio of 2.2:1. Conclusion: Among the hanging cases, 90% of the victims preferred closed room & 66.67% of victims were used soft and broad ligature material for hanging. In the present study not a single case had a finding of fracture of hyoid bone. [Love B et al NJIRM 2015; 6(3):40-43]

Key words: Asphyxial Death , Autopsy , Hanging , Suicide.


 
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R DBL, P DPA, C DPT, M DSK. A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . NJIRM. 2015; 6(3): 40-43.


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R DBL, P DPA, C DPT, M DSK. A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . NJIRM. 2015; 6(3): 40-43.



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R DBL, P DPA, C DPT, M DSK. A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . NJIRM. (2015), [cited June 23, 2018]; 6(3): 40-43.



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R, D. B. L., P, D. P. A., C, D. P. T. & M, D. S. K. (2015) A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . NJIRM, 6 (3), 40-43.



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R, Dr. Bhagora Love, Dr. Parmar Amit P, Dr. Patel Tejas C, and Dr. Suvera Kajal M. 2015. A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 6 (3), 40-43.



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R, Dr. Bhagora Love, Dr. Parmar Amit P, Dr. Patel Tejas C, and Dr. Suvera Kajal M. "A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region ." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 6 (2015), 40-43.



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R, Dr. Bhagora Love, Dr. Parmar Amit P, Dr. Patel Tejas C, and Dr. Suvera Kajal M. "A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region ." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 6.3 (2015), 40-43. Print.



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R, D. B. L., P, D. P. A., C, D. P. T. & M, D. S. K. (2015) A Epidemiological Study of Hanging Cases at Bhavnagar Region . National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 6 (3), 40-43.



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