A Retrospctive Cross Sectional Study of Deaths Due to Hanging in Bilaspur Region of Chhattisgarh
Keywords:Hanging, retrospective study, ligature material.
A retrospective cross-sectional record-based study is conducted from December 2018 to November 2020 at
Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. The study constitutes 8.5% (204 cases) of total
2398 autopsy done during the given period. The key objective of the study is to find out the prevalence of the
problem within the study area and to determine factors associated with hanging cases. in which 79% (161) are male
& 21% (43) are female, 59% (120) cases were married & 41% (84) cases were unmarried. High incidence of 39% (80)
cases of age group between 21-30 years followed by age group 11-20 years constituting 21% (43) cases. Peak of
cases are seen at the month of August and March (13%) cases. Most common ligature material used is gamchha in
28% (56) cases followed by nylon rope constituting 24% (50) cases.