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Table 2 The types of pesticides ingested by self poisoned patients during September 2008 to January 2010 in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka

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

        Type of pesticide n (% )
Carbamates  
Carbosulfan 90 (5.8)
Carbofuran 49 (3.1)
Other carbamates 41 (2.6)
Organophosphates  
Chlorpyrifos 112 (7.1)
Dimethoate 90 (5.7)
Malathion 51 (3.2)
Profenophos 25 (1.6)
Other & unknown op 248 (15.8)
Other pesticides  
Paraquat 77 (4.9)
Glyphosate 231 (14.7)
MCPA# 114 (7.3)
Propanil 20 (1.3)
Bispyribac sodium 22 (1.4)
Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl 20 (1.3)
Other insecticides 178 (11.3)
Other herbicides 112 (7.1)
Unknown pesticide 92 (5.9)
Total 1572
  1. #Methyl-4-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid.