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Research Article

Patterns of Acute Poisoning in Childhood in Zagazig, Egypt: An Epidemiological Study

Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of poisoned children.

VariableNumber %

Age (years)
 Less than one year62%
 1–3 years21070%
 4–6 years3311%
 7–12 years 5117%
Sex
 Male16956.3%
 Female13143.7%
Residence
 Urban 9632%
 Rural20468%
Place of poisoning
 Home27391%
 Outside home 279%
Mode of poisoning
 Accidental29799%
 Intentional31%
Route of poisoning
 Oral 21672%
 Other routes8428%
System involved
 Gastrointestinal 18060%
 Cardiopulmonary 3812.6%
 Neurological3210.6%
 Others (skin, eye, and nose) 5016.6%
Outcome for admission
 Discharge 25886%
 Discharge against medical advice (DAMA) 113.7%
 Admission to the ICU3110.3%

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