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Table 1 Florida pediatric clonidine ingestions from 2002 to 2016 by age group

From: Outcomes following clonidine ingestions in children: an analysis of poison control center data

  Age < 6 (n = 1744) 6–11 (n = 966) 12–17 (n = 734)
  Total exposures (n = 3444) 1744 (50.6) 966 (28.0) 734 (21.3)
Gender Male (n = 2077) 982 (47.3) 725 (34.9) 370 (17.8)
Female (n = 1363) 760 (55.8) 239 (17.5) 364 (26.7)
Disposition Discharged from ED (n = 1180) 722 (61.2) 290 (24.6) 168 (14.2)
Medical admission (n = 276) 158 (57.2) 56 (20.3) 62 (22.5)
ICU admission (n = 854) 548 (64.2) 99 (11.6) 207 (24.2)
At home management (n = 834) 213 (25.5) 465 (55.8) 156 (18.7)
AMA (n = 184) 102 (55.4) 49 (26.6) 33 (17.9)
Psychiatry admission (n = 115) 1 (0.9) 7 (6.0) 107 (93.0)
Death (n = 0) 0 0 0
Outcome Minor (n = 2196) 1115 (50.8) 664 (30.2) 417 (19.0)
Major (n = 888) 492 (55.4) 147 (16.6) 249 (28.0)
Unknown (n = 360) 137 155 68
Acuity Acute (n = 2161) 1503 (69.6) 338 (15.6) 320 (14.8)
Acute on chronic (n = 1258) 238 (18.9) 624 (49.6) 396 (31.5)
Unknown (n = 25) 3 (12.0) 4 (16.0) 18 (72.0)
Ingestion type Clonidine only (n = 2540) 1388 (54.6) 726 (28.6) 426 (16.8)
Mixed (n = 904) 356 (39.4) 240 (26.5) 308 (34.1)
Intentionality Accidental (n = 2889) 1732 (60.0) 887 (30.7) 270 (9.3)
Intentional (n = 534) 6 (1.1) 72 (13.5) 456 (85.4)
Unknown (n = 21) 6 (28.6) 7 (33.3) 8 (38.1)
  1. Data are reported as n (%)
  2. ED emergency department, ICU intensive care unit, AMA against medical advice