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Table 3 The demographics of patients admitted with self poisoning by type of poison. Data from Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka - September 2008 to January 2010

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

Age Groups Organophosphate & Carbamate (n=704) Paraquat (n=77) Other Pesticides (n=783) Medicine (n=785) Oleander (n=392) Other Poison (n=1051)
  Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%) Male (%) Female (%)
12 - 19 7 11 7 10 8 17 7 37 16 24 8 18
20 - 29 18 15 33 13 19 16 9 32 19 18 17 17
30 - 39 16 8 10 1 12 6 2 7 6 7 10 6
40 - 49 11 3 16 1 11 3 1 3 5 2 10 3
50 - 59 7 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 3 1 6 1
60 & Above 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Total 61 39 71 29 57 43 20 80 49 51 54 46