ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Profile of Deaths Due to Drowning Autopsied at Tertiary Care Center

    V. Suresh kumar, S. Ramachandran, H. Krishna shree, P.R. Guru Prasad
    JCDR. 2023: 788-795


    World Health Organization described, drowning as serious and neglected public health problem. Near about 42 people every hour and 3.7 lakh every year die from drowning in the world. In India out of total cases of unnatural deaths 9.4% were died due to drowning, this was the second most common after road traffic accidents. This study analyses the profile of deaths during the period of 1/01/2022 to 31-12-2022 in Chengalpattu, Tamilnadu. A total of 176 cases were due to death due to Drowning. Of 176 cases,125 cases (71.02) were males. Peak incidence was observed in the age group 21-30 years(38 cases). 62.6% patients were from rural area. Majority of the victims were literate and married out numbered the unmarried cases. Fresh water drowning is common in Chengalpattu area


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