Dataset of Pattern of Deaths Among Women of Reproductive Age in Major Autopsy Centers of Capital Cities of the Seven Provinces of Nepal
The females in the reproductive are vulnerable to traditional pregnancy-related complications along with injuries and diseases. The number of unnatural deaths in a locality reflects the social and mental wellbeing of a society and in addition, it also represents the prevalence of fatal violence and injuries of various kinds. Particularly, in relation to the unnatural deaths of females, this can reflect the violence of different kinds in society and their deprivation of socio-economic and human rights. This is the dataset of the study to explore the causes of unnatural deaths among the females of reproductive age groups in Nepal. There was a significant variation in the manner of deaths among the females of hill caste and terai, with the frequency of intentional deaths higher among the hill caste. Likewise, the females of the younger age group and unmarried females had died of intentional deaths more often. The females had mostly died of suicide, with hanging being the commonest cause and homicide was not common.
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The data was collected by filling the case report form designed for the study. The form was circulated to each study center and each of the co-investigator in the center was given the responsibility to supervise the data collection. The collected data was compiled, screened for accuracy, and checked for eligibility before finally entering to Microsoft excel.