FREQUENCY AND TYPES OF BODILY MEDICO-LEGAL INJURIES IN A RURAL AREA

Authors

  • Nighat Seema
  • Iftikhar Ahmad
  • Salim Mughal
  • Delawar Khan
  • Omair Khan

Abstract

Background: The primary objective of the study was to know the types and frequency of thebodily medico legal injuries in a rural setup. Methods: Data was retrospectively collected byselecting 55 cases consecutively. Data of injury types was analysed. Results: The number ofinjured males in this study was 48 (87.3%) while the females were 7 (12.7%). The most commontype of injuries were shajja (45.9% among males and 71.4% among females). Conclusions: Ourstudy shows relatively true picture of frequency and types of injuries. It was observed that malepopulation is more prone to violence than females owing to the conservative life style of womenin our society.Keywords: bodily medico-legal injuries, Shajja

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2010-06-01

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