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Table 2 The main toxic agents in 689 fatal poisonings in Northern Finland in 2007–2011

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

  Overall Pre-hospital In-hospital P-value
N = 689 N = 647 N = 42
Ethanol 389 (56.5) 378 (58.4) 11 (26.2) <0.001
Methanol 22 (3.2) 14 (2.2) 8 (19.0) <0.001
Ethylene glycol 9 (1.3) 9 (1.4) 0 (0) >0.05
Psychoactive agents 106 (15.4) 103 (15.9) 3 (7.1) >0.05
 Atypic neuroleptic 16 (2.3) 16 (2.5) 0 (0)  
 Neuroleptic 16 (2.3) 15 (2.3) 1 (2.4)
 Benzodiazepine 26 (3.8) 26 (4.0) 0 (0)
 Antidepressants 48 (7.0) 46 (7.1) 2 (4.8)
Antiepileptics 20 (2.9) 19 (2.9) 1 (2.4) >0.05
Analgesics 99 (14.4) 91 (14.1) 8 (19.0) >0.05
 Opioid 89 (12.9) 85 (13.1) 4 (9.5)  
 Paracetamol 10 (1.5) 6 (0.9) 4 (9.5)
Other 35 (5.1) 26 (4.0) 9 (21.4) <0.001
 Insulin 9 (1.3) 7 (1.1) 2 (4.8)  
 Cardiovascular 15 (2.2) 12 (1.9) 3 (7.1)
 Other pharmaceutical product 11 (1.6) 7 (1.1) 4 (9.5)
 Other non-pharmaceutical 9 (1.3) 7 (1.1) 2 (4.8)
  1. Data are presented as n (%)