Table 1

Characteristics of poisoning incidents

Variables %
Child's age (years)
    <15
    1–269
    3–426
Child's gender
    Male49
    Female51
Initiator of incident
    Child83
    Child's caregivers13
    Others: child's friends, other adult, etc4
Time of incident (hours)
    6.00–8.5912
    9.00–11.5928
    12.00–14.594
    15.00–17.0027
    18.00–20.5923
    Other times6
Toxic substances involved
    Therapeutic drugs54
    Household chemicals26
    Agricultural chemicals14
    Other6