Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014
Prevalence of Unnatural Death among Reproductive Aged Females in Varanasi Area India
Abstract: Introduction: In our presenting study we consider reproductive age of women 15 to 45 year. Prevalence of unnatural death among reproductive aged females significantly affects community. Aim of the study: By presenting study to aware about status of prevalence of unnatural death in reproductive aged group of women to upgrade autopsy center; improve education in rural area; health delivery system. Material & method: The present retrospective study has been conducted for the period of 5 consecutive years i. e.2009 to 2013; based on medico legal autopsy record of the unnatural death cases resulting from prevalence of unnatural deaths. Result: The year-wise distribution of deaths in women of reproductive age shows an increasing trend from 2009 to 2012 i. e.19.23 %; 21.90 %; 23.04 %; 24.17 % respectively and in 2013 little decreases to 22.73 %. Most common cause of death is burn (58 %). Predominant methods of accidental death were caused by road traffic accident (67 %). Rural habitats are most common locality. Discussion Death among women of reproductive age has a marked effect on resources and management outcomes in the family and community. Conclusion: Analysis of data for retrospective study suggests that age; sex; habitat; marital status; religion and manner of death significantly affect community.
Keywords: reproductive age group, forensic autopsy, woman, medico legal case, unnatural death
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,
Pages: 2144 - 2147
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