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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


Analytical study of Organophosphorus Poison in relation to age sex and marital status


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Author Details: S. Shavukath Ali, B. Karunakar, M. Narayana Reddy

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 276

Article End Page : 279


Abstract

An Analytical study conducted on cases of organophosphorus poisoning, of which all are Positive cases declared in Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad. Pesticide poisoning is a significant problem in India. Organophosphorus compounds cause most self poisoning deaths in southern and central India. Among cases preponderance of male sex over female sex.
It shows that maximum incidence of deaths from Organophosphorus poisoning are seen in 3rd decade of life followed by 4th and 5th decade for the both the sexes follow the common trend of overall suicidal deaths. Deaths from Organosphosphorus poisoning are 3 times more in married group compared to unmarried group in both sexes and shows that the commonest motive for suicide from Organophosphorus poisoning is health related problems in both the sexes compared to other problems.
Chronic poisoning due to environmental pollution affecting the food chain and the community at large can be diagnosed and proper preventive and rehabilitative measure can be undertaken. All the records of the poisoning fatalities were studied in detail and statement prepared to show the frequency of individual poisons, age and sex distribution.

Keywords
: Organo Phosphorus, Suicides, Accidental, Age and sex groups