SUICIDES IN FEMALES OF SOUTHERN MARATHWADA REGION OF INDIA
Dr. Manoj Bhausaheb Parchake MD*, Dr. R.V.Kachare MD, Dr. Nilesh K Tumram MD, Dr Sachin Patil MD, Dr. Vikas P Meshram MD, Dr. Sharad M Manore MD
Suicidal (Latin suicidium, from Sui caedare, “to kill oneself) death is one type of violent death which is caused by a deliberate act of the descendent with intending to kill himself. In every 40 seconds one person commits suicide in the world. Aim of our study is to find out most common age group, marital status, socio-economic status, religion, occupation, cause of death and reason for suicide of females. A total number of 120 cases of female suicidal deaths was noted in our study. A good number of suicidal deaths was seen in younger age
group (57.49%). The majority of females were Hindu (85%), married (85%) and housewives (57.86%) of low socioeconomic status (50%). Most common method of deaths was burns (47.50%) followed by poisoning (37.18%). Most common reason for suicide was dowry (40%) in married females while academic failure (67.12%) in unmarried females.
Keywords: Suicides, female, dowry, burns, India.
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