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Table 5 Factors predicting death during the five-year follow-up

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

  N Dead (N) HR CI
Age (+10 years)    1.6 (1.5–1.7)
Sex     
 - Females 854 89 Ref  
 - Males 1191 196 1.4 (1.1–1.9)
Main toxic agent     
 - Ethanol 692 100 Ref  
 - Prescription drugs 573 66 1.1 (0.8–1.5)
 - Opioids 503 92 2.3 (1.6–3.0)
 - Other 277 27 1.1 (0.7–1.7)
HLC     
 - Hospital 713 87 Ref  
 - Outpatient clinic 646 86 1.1 (0.8–1.5)
 - Ambulance 686 112 1.1 (0.8–1.6)
  1. CI: Confidence interval, HLC: Highest level of care, HR: Hazard ratio.
  2. Results of multivariate Cox regression analysis of the 2045 patients treated for an acute poisoning in Oslo at different health care levels in 2003.