Trends of Fatal Poisoning in Jhalawar Region of Rajasthan: A 5 - Year Retrospective Study
Keywords:Poisoning, Jhalawar, Fatal, Agrochemicals.
India is predominantly an agriculture based economy. Problem of poisoning is one of the important
causes of mortality and morbidity in India and other agriculture based developing countries due to easy
availability, low cost and no restriction on sale and supply of insecticidal compounds. The aim of this study
is to find out the association of episodes of fatal poisoning with various factors like age, gender, area of
residence, religion, occupation type of poison and manner of death. This retrospective study was carried
out on total poisoning cases brought to mortuary of Jhalawar Medical College and associated group of
hospitals, Jhalawar (Rajasthan) in 5 year duration from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2018. In this
study maximum cases of poisoning were of age group 21 - 30 year, incidence were more among males
belonged to rural population who were involved in agricultural work. Majority of poisoning cases were due
to Organophosphorus compounds.
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