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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38
Changing Spectrum Of Poisoning In Haryana

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R.S Yadav

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This study involved 1504 patients admitted with acute poisoning (985 males and 519 females) with a mean age of 24.5 + -8.3 years, belonging mainly to the rural population (72%) and middle income group (65.8%). Aluminum phosphide was the commonest poison ingested followed by Organ phosphorus, Copper Sulphate and Barbiturates. The overall mortality rate was 36.3% and suicidal intent was present most commonly. The underlying socio- economic factors have been discussed.

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