Table 3

Most common poisoning agents, by intent and pregnancy status

Poisoning hospitalisations (overall)Unintentional poisoning hospitalisationIntentional poisoning hospitalisationsPoisoning hospitalisations of undetermined intentPoisoning hospitalisations among pregnant women
Acetaminophen17.7%Opiates14.6%Acetaminophen20.0%Benzodiazepines16.3%Acetaminophen23.6%
Benzodiazepines16.1%Benzodiazepines12.7%Benzodiazepines16.8%Acetaminophen13.0%Antidepressants12.6%
Antidepressants14.1%Acetaminophen12.7%Antidepressants16.4%Antidepressants10.8%Benzodiazepines9.6%
Opiates6.5%Antidepressants7.6%Other psychotropics and tranquillisers6.6%Opiates9.6%Salicylates6.7%
Other psychotropics and tranquillisers5.8%CNS stimulants6.0%Salicylates4.6%CNS stimulants5.1%Opiates5.0%
  • CNS, central nervous system.