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The News Minute | July 4, 2014 | 12.52 pm IST An analysis of the causes of unnatural deaths of men and women reveals a curious finding: in 2013, men mostly died in road accidents, and women tended to commit suicide. A report published in The Hindu shows that according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, the “biggest non-disease” causes of death among men were road accidents with over 1.17 lakh deaths. For women, it was suicide: 44,256 women committed suicide in 2013.  The second biggest cause of death for men was suicide and for women it was accidents.  The report said: “These causes have a lot to do with occupational status in India. The bulk of travel for work is by men, and the road and rail accident statistics reflect that,” Dr. P Arokiasamy, professor in the department of Development Studies at the International Institute of Population Studies, and expert on fertility and mortality.”

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