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Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)

Epidemiological study of fatal head injury in road traffic accident in Varanasi district

Author(s):
Shamim Raza, Surendra Kumar Pandey, Kaulaskar Shashikant V and Amarendra Kumar
Abstract:
The present study comprises of 150 fatal head injuries cases in road traffic accident brought for medicolegal autopsy in the Department of Forensic Medicine, IMS, BHU at Varanasi during the period from 1stAugust 2015 to 31st July 2016.It was observed that maximum number of victim were in the age group of 21-30 years followed by 31-40 years. Males predominated over females in a ratio of 5.25:1 and most of the road traffic accidents happened to occur in rural areas. Majority of fatal head injury cases occurred during rainy season (40.66%) with peak incidence in the month of September. Labourer class is most commonly involved in fatal road traffic accidents and most of accident took place during evening hours. Most of the victims of fatal head injury died in hospital (52%) with maximum survival period of 24 hours to one week in 35% cases.
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How to cite this article:
Shamim Raza, Surendra Kumar Pandey, Kaulaskar Shashikant V and Amarendra Kumar. Epidemiological study of fatal head injury in road traffic accident in Varanasi district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2018; 7(3): 65-68.
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