Table 1

Characteristics of poisoning hospitalisations among women 15–44 years of age, 1998–2006

Overall N=635 886, %Unintentional N=101 680, %Intentional N=433 877, %Undetermined N=99 706, %
Age (years)*
 15–2433.125.635.829.0
 25–3430.330.330.430.2
 35–4436.544.133.840.8
Payer*
 Public35.940.534.039.6
 Private40.134.742.734.3
 Self pay18.919.618.320.7
 Other5.15.25.05.4
Location*
 Rural18.314.618.521.2
 Urban81.785.481.578.8
Died*0.670.950.381.64
Pregnant*1.000.791.101.04
Substance abuse comorbidity*34.541.431.241.5
Mental disorder comorbidity*66.542.275.054.1
  • * χ2 Test comparing unintentional and intentional poisoning is significant, p<0.001.

  • χ2 Test comparing poisoning hospitalisations of undetermined intent to those for which intent has been coded (unintentional, intentional or assault) is significant, p<0.001.