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Table 1 Socio-demography of fatal snake bites victims

From: Fatal snake bites – sociodemography, latency pattern of injuries

Parameter Number (n = 60) Percentage
Age group in years   
0-10 1 1.7
11-20 9 15
21-30 3 5
31-40 13 21.7
41-50 17 28.3
51-60 11 18.3
> 60 6 10
Gender   
Male 35 58.3
Female 25 41.7
Occupation   
Agriculturist 46 76.7
House wife 3 5
Students/Unemployed 11 18.3
Socio-economic status   
Below poverty line 52 86.7
Above poverty line 8 13.3
Time of incident   
4 am – 8 am 6 10
8 am – 12noon 20 33.3
12noon – 4 pm 27 45
4 pm – 8 pm 6 10
8 pm – 4 am 1 1.7
Place of the incident   
Fields 44 73.3
Residence 12 20
Garden 3 5
Public place (Bus stand) 1 1.7
Seasonal trend   
Summer (March – June) 21 35
Rainy season (July – Oct) 24 40
Winter (Nov – Feb) 15 25