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Table 1 Characteristics of individuals who died as a result of pharmaceutical poisoning, Australia, 2001–2013

From: Exploring coronial determination of intent for poisoning-related deaths in Australia, 2001–2013

  All persons
(17,895)
Male
(11,509)
Female
(6386)
  n % n % n %
Year of death
 2001 1085 6.1 678 5.9 407 6.4
 2002 1086 6.1 700 6.1 386 6.0
 2003 1169 6.5 750 6.5 419 6.6
 2004 1254 7.0 837 7.3 417 6.5
 2005 1355 7.6 881 7.7 474 7.4
 2006 1196 6.8 755 6.6 441 6.9
 2007 1435 8.0 871 7.6 564 8.8
 2008 1520 8.5 1002 8.7 518 8.1
 2009 1602 9.0 1048 9.1 554 8.7
 2010 1465 8.2 945 8.2 520 8.1
 2011 1549 8.7 1022 8.9 527 8.3
 2012 1712 9.6 1099 9.6 613 9.6
 2013 1467 8.2 921 8.0 546 8.6
Age groupsa
 0–19 453 2.5 300 2.6 153 2.4
 20–29 3227 18.0 2398 20.8 829 13.0
 30–39 4766 26.6 3409 29.6 1357 21.3
 40–49 4267 23.8 2771 24.1 1496 23.4
 50–59 2861 16.0 1559 13.6 1302 20.4
 60–69 1230 6.9 593 5.2 637 10.0
 70+ 1088 6.1 476 4.1 612 9.6
Intent
 Unintentional 9951 55.6 6974 60.6 2977 46.6
 Intentional 5331 29.8 2966 25.8 2365 37.0
 Undetermined 2534 14.2 1534 13.3 1000 15.7
 Otherb 79 0.4 35 0.3 44 0.7
State
 NSW 5264 29.4 3404 29.6 1860 29.1
 VIC 4411 24.7 2854 24.8 1557 24.4
 QLD 3289 18.9 2080 18.1 1209 18.9
 SA 1374 7.7 830 7.2 544 8.5
 WA 2486 13.9 1685 14.6 801 12.5
 TAS 586 3.3 341 3.0 245 3.8
 NT 216 1.2 161 1.4 55 0.9
 ACT 269 1.5 154 1.3 115 1.8
  1. aThree male cases are not reported because they were missing age details
  2. bOther intent includes Legal Intervention, Operations of War, Civil Conflict and Acts of Terrorism, Other Specified Intent [20]