CO Epidemiology, Page 4, Dr. D. Penney




Study -
Deaths in the Bath-tub, 1971 - 1988:

Category
Number
Cause
Number
All Deaths
245
...
...
Suicides
76
Intoxications (including CO)
37
Natural Causes
66
Sudden Cardiac Death
39
Accidents
39
Carbon Monoxide
17
Homocides
13
Actually in Bathtub
2


  • Approximately 50% of victims had alcohol in the blood.
  • Signs of drowning were present in 40% of the cases.
  • Carried out at the Institute of Legal Medicine in Hamburg.

    Reference: Trubner, K. & K. Puschel (1991) Fatalities in the bothtub. Arch. Kriminol., 188, 35-46.


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