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Table 3 Most common poisonings in children and teenagers in the 2009–2011 period

From: Poisonings in Poland reported to the Polish National Health Fund in the years 2009–2011

ICD-10 code 0–10 years old (% of column) 11–18 years old (% of column) χ2(p) 0–10 vs. 11–18a Total
T51.0 Ethanol 442 (2.3%) 7814 (25.6%) 4646.06 (< 0.01) 8256 (16.6%)
T51.9 Alcohol, unspecified or T51 (partially coded) 325 (1.7%) 3007 (9.8%) 1263.79 (< 0.01) 3332 (6.7%)
T58 Carbon monoxide 2807 (14.5%) 2782 (9.1%) 350.04 (< 0.01) 5589 (11.2%)
T50.9 Other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances 908 (4.7%) 1073 (3.5%) 43.82 (< 0.01) 1981 (3.9%)
T63.4 Venom of other arthropods 1091 (5.6%) 478 (1.6%) 647.53 (< 0.01) 1569 (3.2%)
T39.3 Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 526 (2.7%) 880 (2.9%) 1.07 (0.301) 1406 (2.8%)
T42.4 Benzodiazepines 463 (2.4%) 910 (3.0%) 14.96 (< 0.01) 1373 (2.8%)
T48.3 Antitussives 61 (0.3%) 877 (2.9%) 418.53 (< 0.01) 938 (1.9%)
T42.6 Other antiepileptic and sedative hypnotic drugs 204 (1.1%) 662 (2.2%) 85.57 (< 0.01) 867 (1.7%)
T55 Soaps, detergents 575 (3.0%) 48 (0.2%) 762.61 (< 0.01) 623 (1.2%)
T39.1 4-Aminophenol derivatives 75 (0.4%) 536 (1.8%) 182.51 (< 0.01) 611 (1.2%)
T60 Pesticides 513 (2.7%) 65 (0.2%) 616.5 (< 0.01) 578 (1.2%)
All admissions (T36-T65) 19,316 (100%) 30,550 (100%) 49,866 (100%)
  1. aPearson’s chi-squared test