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Table 2 Distribution of toxic exposures by cause, age and gender

From: Demographics of toxic exposures presenting to three public hospital emergency departments in Singapore 2001–2003

Age/gender <6 6–12 13–19 20–39 40–59 >60 Male Female
Accidental 477 139 302 1,743 728 256 2,398 1,251
Non-accidental 17 44 914 2,836 1,459 292 3,433 2,130
Total 494 183 1,216 4,579 2,187 548 5,831 3,381
% 5.4 2.0 13.2 49.7 23.7 5.9 63.3 36.7