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Table 4 Odds for different follow-ups according to intention in 1002 hospital admissions for acute poisoning in Oslo in 2008. Results of univariate logistic regression

From: A one-year observational study of all hospitalized and fatal acute poisonings in Oslo: Epidemiology, intention and follow-up

Intention Psych.ward Psych. OPC Add. clinic G.P. Other No referral Left
Suicide attempt Reference 38 % 29 % 4 % 9 % 10 % 5 % 5 %
AOSA OR (95 % CI) 4 % 0.06* (0.04–0.11) 8 % 0.21* (0.14–0.32) 5 % 1.39 (0.74–2.63) 12 % 1.37 (0.89–2.10) 11 % 1.13 (0.73–1.73) 41 % 13.04* (8.32–20.44) 19 % 4.47* (2.76–7.24)
Other accidents OR (95 % CI) 5 % 0.09* (0.05–0.18) 8 % 0.21* (0.11–0.37) 1 % 0.15 (0.02–1.11) 19 % 2.32* (1.42–3.79) 21 % 2.44** (1.52–3.91) 37 % 11.08* (6.66–18.43) 9 % 1.90 (0.97–3.71)
Total 20 % 18 % 4 % 12 % 12 % 24 % 11 %
  1. *Significant, p < 0.001, **Significant, p < 0.05.
  2. †Two definite suicide attempts.
  3. AOSA accidental overdoses with substances of abuse, CI confidence interval, G.P. general practitioner, Psych. OPC psychiatric outpatient clinic.
  4. Both AOSA and other accidents were compared with suicide attempts. The eight patients who died, one patient with unknown intention, and 54 patients transferred to a different hospital were excluded from this analysis.