VIOLENT AND NON-VIOLENT DEATH IN THE CITY OF SOFIA AND SOFIA REGION FOR THE PERIOD 2011-2017 BY MATERIALS OF THE CLINIC OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL "ALEXANDROVSKA" - SOFIA


Authors: Biliana Mileva, Alexander Apostolov, Martin Angelov, Teodora Kiryakova, Veselin Topalov
Keywords: Forensic medicine, autopsy, violent and non-violent death, medical statistics, prevention.

Abstract:
Introduction: The subject of the present study are the causes of death for the period 2011-2017, established in the Clinic of Forensic Medicine and Deontology, Sofia, covering cases from Sofia city and Sofia region. All cases are divided into two categories - sudden, non-violent death and violent death /homicide, suicide or accidents/.
Materials and methods: Forensic autopsies were performed according the standard section technique, as well as additional histological and toxicological examinations of blood, urine and internal organ samples. A statistical analysis was carried out.
Results: For the studied period of time, a total of 6614 forensic medical autopsies were performed. In both groups of non-violent sudden death and violent death, the most common causes of death were divided by sex and age.
Discussion: The statistical indicators that take into account the number, type and structure of distribution of the human mortality, represent the ultimate outcome of life as a consequence of changes in the individual's state of health. These findings are a clear and fair indicator of the socio-economic, domestic and socio-political conditions in which people live. The report and analysis of the results on the cause, type and structure of death enables the determination of the level of quality of human life in the society as well as it helps searching, identifying and solving problems, in order to prevent adequately deaths from these diseases.Download article