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Table 2 Paracetamol tablets taken in overdose in England and Ireland 2002-2007 by gender and age group

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 Mann Whitney  
  median (IQR) 1 median (IQR) 1 Z P
Both genders 22 (15-32) 24 (12-36) -0.758 0.449
Males 28 (16-40) 27 (18-48) -2.015 0.044
Females 20 (13-32) 20 (12-30) -1.651 0.099
10-24 y 19 (12-32) 20 (12-30) -1.179 0.239
25-34 y 24 (16-40) 24 (15-45) -1.509 0.131
35+ y 26 (16-40) 24 (12-40) -2.862 0.004
Males       
   10-24 y 22 (15-32) 24 (14-36) -1.364 0.173
   25-34 y 30 (16-45) 30 (20-50) -2.128 0.033
   35+ y 30 (16-48) 30 (20-49) -1.083 0.279
Females       
   10-24 y 16 (12-30) 20 (12-28) -0.655 0.513
   25-34 y 20 (14-32) 24 (12-36) -0.543 0.587
   35+ y 24 (16-32) 23 (12-32) -3.843 <0.001
  1. 1 IQR = interquartile range
  2. Number of tablets of pure paracetamol taken alone in overdose in England (three centres, six general hospitals), and in Ireland, 2002 to 2007, by gender and age group