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Table 2 Nonpharmaceuticals and Pharmaceuticals distribution according to the age and sex of intoxicated children

From: Childhood acute poisoning in the Italian North-West area: a six-year retrospective study

 Age [n, (%)]Sex [n, (%)]Total
<  1 years1–4 years5–9 years>  10 yearsMalesFemales 
Nonpharmaceuticals
 Household cleansers19 (6.4)244 (81.9)22 (7.4)13 (4.4)169 (56.7)129 (43.3)298
 Cosmetics3 (5.6)47 (87)1 (1.8)3 (5.6)32 (59.2)22 (40.8)54
 CO6 (14.6)10 (24.4)19 (46.3)6 (14.6)17 (41.5)24 (58.5)41
 Plants and mushrooms3 (8.6)26 (74.3)4 (11.4)2 (5.7)17 (48.6)18 (51.4)35
 Recreational drugs7 (23.3)21 (70)0 (0)2 (6.7)20 (66.7)10 (33.3)30
 Alcohol0 (0)7 (58.3)2 (16.7)3 (25)7 (58.3)5 (41.7)12
 Pet food0 (0)6 (66.7)3 (33.3)0 (0)5 (55.5)4 (44.5)9
 Viper bite0 (0)1 (25)1 (25)2 (50)2 (50)2 (50)4
 Other Nonpharmaceuticals6 (4.8)85 (68)24 (19.2)10 (8)73 (58.4)52 (41.6)125
Totals per age category or sex44 (7.2)447 (73.5)76 (12.5)41 (6.7)342 (56.2)266 (43.7)608 (100)
Pharmaceuticals
 Analgesics11 (12.5)62 (70.4)9 (10.2)6 (6.8)51 (57.9)37 (42.1)88
 Psychotropics3 (3.9)41 (53.2)21 (27.3)12 (15.6)45 (58.4)32 (41.6)77
 Cardiovascular drugs3 (5.7)42 (79.2)5 (9.4)3 (5.7)27 (51)26 (49)53
 Antimicrobials5 (17.9)23 (82.1)0 (0)0 (0)10 (35.7)18 (64.3)28
 Hormonal drugs1 (3.8)22 (84.6)2 (7.7)1 (3.8)13 (50)13 (50)26
 Respiratory drugs1 (5.6)14 (77.8)2 (11.1)1 (5.6)7 (38.9)11 (61.1)18
 Antihistamines0 (0)14 (87.5)1 (6.2)1 (6.2)6 (37.5)10 (62.5)16
 Gastrointestinal drugs2 (18.2)7 (63.6)1 (9.1)1 (9.1)6 (54.5)5 (45.5)11
 Vitamins/supplements12 (36.4)17 (51.5)3 (9.1)1 (3.0)22 (66.7)11 (33.3)33
 Other Pharmaceuticals3 (4.2)57 (79.2)8 (11.1)4 (5.6)38 (52.8)34 (47.2)72
Totals per age category or sex41 (9.7)299 (70.9)52 (12.3)30 (7.1)225 (53.3)197 (46.7)422 (100)