Dowry deaths:a neglected public health issue in India by Gopalan Retheesh Babu, Bontha Veerraju Babu

This paper appraises the public health burden of mortality in India caused by the practice of dowry and examines the association of some demographic and socio-economic factors with dowry deaths and dowry-relatedsuicides. The paper is based on the data available on the public domains of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), third National Family Health and Survey2005-06, Planning Commission of India and Census of India 2001.

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