Table 3

Main poisoning agents associated with length of hospital stay greater than two days, childhood poisoning (<5 years age), Victoria, 1987–88 to 1994–95

E codeAgentFrequency% of all longer* admissions
*Length of stay >2 days.
853.2Benzodiazepine based tranquillisers148.7
855.0Anticonvulsant, antiparkinsonism drugs127.5
850.4Aromatic analgesics106.2
853.0Phenothiazine based tranquillisers106.2
853.1Butyrophenone based tranquillisers74.3
858.3Cardiovascular system agents63.7
858.7Skin and mucous membrane, ear, nose, throat and dental drugs63.7