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Table 1 Characteristics of fatal poisonings in Northern Finland 2007-2011

From: Do pre-hospital poisoning deaths differ from in-hospital deaths? A retrospective analysis

  Overall Pre-hospital deaths In-hospital deaths P-value
N = 689 N = 647 N = 42
Age, y 50 [39–58] 50 [39–58] 56 [42–70.5] 0.04
Male gender 523 (75.9) 499 (77.1) 24 (57.1) 0.003
Found dead 528 (76.6) 528 (81.6) -  
CPR 84 (12.2) 64 (9.9) 20 (47.6) <0.001
GCS at admission - - 3 [3–9]  
ICU admission - - 32 (76.2)  
ICU LOS, h - - 48 [2–72]  
Hospital LOS, d - - 2 [1–4]  
Location of poisoning
 Home or acquaintance 620 (90.0) 586 (90.6) 34 (81.0) 0.002
 Public place 49 (7.1) 45 (7.0) 4 (9.5)
 Health facility 10 (1.5) 6 (0.9) 4 (9.5)
 Imprisonment 10 (1.5) 10 (1.5) 0 (0)
Motivation
 Suicide 122 (17.7) 112 (17.3) 10 (23.8) 0.36
 Unintentional intake 524 (76.1) 496 (76.7) 28 (66.7)
 Unclear intention 43 (6.2) 39 (6.0) 4 (9.5)
Autopsy rate 689 (100) 647 (100) 42 (100)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%) or median [25th–75th percentile]. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, GCS glasgow coma scale, ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay