FREQUENCY AND PATTERN OF MEDICO-LOEGAL CASES AND GENDER DISPARITY IN PESHAWAR
Objective: To determine the frequency and pattern of medico-legal cases and gender disparity in Peshawar.
Materials and Method: It was a cross-sectional study. The study was conducted in the Forensic Medicine department
Khyber Medical College (KMC), Peshawar. The data was collected over a period of 06 months (Sept 2018- Feb 2019).
Data was obtained from the record room of Medico-legal clinic after obtaining consent from the institutional and departmental
head. Non medicolegal cases, old injury cases, hospital acquired artifects were excluded. For data analysis
SPSS 20 was used. Data was collected in terms of age, sex, and diagnosis mentioned in the records.
Results: Total cases were 1095, of which 869 (79.4%) were males and 225 (20.6%) were females. The maximum