An Analysis of Toxic Deaths, 1982 to 1985, Pima County, Arizona

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 18


    Jones, AM
    Both clinical assistant professors of pathology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Wolfgang, GHI
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Byers, JM
    Associate professor of pathology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Froede, RC
    Professor of pathology and chief of forensic sciences, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Froede, SM
    Tucson, AZ

    Henry, TE
    Both clinical assistant professors of pathology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    (Received 3 January 1987; accepted 6 March 1987)

    Abstract

    Toxic deaths in Pima County, Arizona, were studied over a four-year period. The deaths were analyzed according to cause and manner of death, toxic substance, and demographic data. The age group 40 to 49 years had the highest rate of suicide from toxic substances. The accident death rate was highest for ages 20 to 29 years. Carbon monoxide was most often found to be the cause of deaths in this study. The most prevalent drugs were narcotics followed by antidepressants, cocaine, and barbiturates. Comparisons are made with similar studies.


    Paper ID: JFS11226J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11226J

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    Title An Analysis of Toxic Deaths, 1982 to 1985, Pima County, Arizona
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