Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 MSc Student of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Students’ Research Committee, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Medical Student, Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Abstract

Herbicide toxicities are considered as an important issue in public health programs of developing countries. This investigation aims at studying epidemiologic toxicities caused by Paraquat herbicide and comparing factors influencing these patients’ causality in Kermanshah Imam Khomeini Hospital. In a descriptive-survey study, 9 patients poisoned by Paraquat herbicide were considered statistically. They visited Kermanshah Imam Khomeini Hospital during 2002-2013. Needed information obtained from patients’ medical files. SPSS21 software was used for data analysis. From 9 patients who were involved in this study ,5 of them died. 8 patients were male and just 1 of them was female. 66.7% of patients were single and 33.3% of them were married. 8 patients were poisoned intentionally. 77.8% of these patients were dialyzed. 5 of them had eaten more than 30cc. there was a significant relation between consumption amount and toxicity consequences (p=0.014). Results obtained from this study indicated that most of toxicities were intentional. These results recommend paying attention to risky factors and toxicity consequences among population

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