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Table 3 Number of paracetamol tablets taken in overdose in England and Ireland 2002-2007 by alcohol use

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       
   Alcohol 24 (16-35) 24 (13-36) -0.619 0.536
   No/Not known 20 (14-32) 24 (12-36) -0.328 0.743
Males       
   Alcohol 30 (16-40) 30 (18-48) -1.086 0.277
   No/Not known 28 (16-40) 25.5 (16-48) -1.739 0.082
Females       
   Alcohol 20 (14-32) 20 (12-30) -1.496 0.135
   No/Not known 20 (13-32) 20 (12-30) -0.954 0.340
  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 alcohol use at the time or prior to the overdose