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Table 1 Episodes of self-poisoning with known number of paracetamol tablets in England and Ireland 2002-2007

From: Impact of different pack sizes of paracetamol in the United Kingdom and Ireland on intentional overdoses: a comparative study

  England N = 4858 Ireland N = 3509 Chi sq P
Gender     
   Male 1736 (35.7%) 1146 (32.7%)   
   Female 3122 (64.3%) 2363 (67.3%) 8.537 0.003
Age group     
   10-24 y 2186 (45.0%) 1682 (47.9%)   
   25-34 y 962 (19.8%) 753 (21.5%)   
   35+ y 1710 (35.2%) 1074 (30.6%) 19.442 <0.001
Alcohol use     
   Yes 1851 (38.1%) 1259 (35.9%)   
   No or not known 3007 (61.9%) 2250 (64.1%) 4.311 0.038
  1. Episodes of self-poisoning with known number of paracetamol tablets for persons aged 10 years or more in three centres (six general hospitals) in England, and in Ireland, 2002 to 2007