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Table 1 Description of the 2045 patients treated for acute poisoning in Oslo in 2003 at the time of admission

From: Five-year mortality after acute poisoning treated in ambulances, an Emergency outpatient clinic and hospitals in Oslo

  Ambulance Outpatient clinic Hospital
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Median age (yrs) 35 36 35
Sex       
 - Males 445 (65) 434 (67) 312 (44)
Main toxic agent       
 - Ethanol 233 (34) 344 (53) 115 (16)
 - Prescription drugs 69 (10) 92 (14) 412 (58)
 - Opioids 324 (47) 128 (20) 51 (7)
 - Other1 60 (9) 82 (13) 135 (19)
Consciousness       
 - Awake 350 (51) 228 (35) 354 (49)
 - Somnolent 137 (20) 344 (53) 196 (28)
 - Comatose 199 (29) 74 (12) 163 (23)
Total 686 (100) 646 (100) 7132 (100)
  1. 1Other included mainly illicit drugs other than opioids, such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate and cocaine.
  2. 2Of these, 416 patients had polysubstance ingestions.