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Table 4 Distribution of toxic exposures by race

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

Cause Chinese Malay Indians Others
National racial distribution 76.0% 13.8% 8.4% 1.8%
Accidental 2,262 (62%) 502 (13.7%) 419 (11.5%) 466 (12.8%)
Non-accidental 3,071 (55.2%) 946 (17.1%) 1,028 (18.5%) 518 (9.3%)
Total 5,333 1,448 1,447 984
% 57.8 15.7 15.7 10.7