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Table 1 The age distribution of male and female poisoned patients admitted September 2008 – January 2010 to hospitals in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka

From: Changing epidemiologic patterns of deliberate self poisoning in a rural district of Sri Lanka

Age groups Males n (%) Females n (%)
12 - 19 318 (17.1) 782 (40.1)
20 – 29 626 (33.9) 738 (38.0)
30 – 39 357 (19.3) 250 (12.9)
40 – 49 306 (16.6) 110 (5.7 )
50 - 59 169 (9.1) 41 (2.1)
60 & Above 73 (4.0) 22 (1.1)
Total 1849 1943