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Type Journal Article - BMC public health
Title Pesticide poisoning in Chitwan, Nepal: a descriptive epidemiological study
Author(s)
Volume 17
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-017-4542-y
Abstract
Background
Globally, there is a growing concern over pesticides use, which has been linked to self-harm and suicide. However, there is paucity of research on the epidemiology of pesticides poisoning in Nepal. This study is aimed at assessing epidemiological features of pesticides poisoning among hospital-admitted cases in selected hospitals of Chitwan District of Nepal.

Methods
A hospital-based quantitative study was carried out in four major hospitals of Chitwan District. Information on all pesticides poisoning cases between April 1 and December 31, 2015, was recorded by using a Pesticides Exposure Record (PER) form.

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