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Table 4 Mode of exposure to Pharmaceuticals and Nonpharmaceuticals

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

 Mode of exposure [n, (%)]Total [n, (%)]
Accidentally exposedTherapeutic errorSuicide attemptRecreational purpose 
Nonpharmaceuticals586 (96.4)08 (1.3)14 (2.3)608 (59)
Pharmaceuticals296 (70.1)109 (25.8)16 (4)1 (0.2)422(41)
Total [n, (%)]882 (85.6)109 (10.6)24 (2.3)15 (1.5)1030 (100)