Epidemiologies of Fatal Ground Level Falls in Autopsies Conducted in A Tertiary Care Hospital: A cross sectional Study
Keywords:Falls, Ground Level, Head Injury.
Background: Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Falls not only causes Mortality, but also Morbidity resulting in disabilities and loss of productivity. Death due to falls not only occurs in victims falling from a height but also in Ground level falls.
Aim: To study the age and sex distribution, place, surface, time, and outcome of fatal accidental Ground Level
Methods: The present study was carried out as a descriptive study in which medico legal autopsies of 115 victims of ground level fall victims were included. Lettule’s method of en masse removal of viscera and dissection of organs was used for conducting medico legal autopsy. The Collected data was entered in MS excel and analysed.
Conclusion: The current study revealed that most victims of ground level falls were more than 50 years of age and indoor falls were more common than outdoor falls.62% of the victims had suffered head injury. Effective fall prevention programmes should be framed to reduce the number of people who fall.
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