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Table 5 Patients in and not in contact with the intervention program

From: Follow-up of young patients after acute poisoning by substances of abuse: a comparative cohort study at an emergency outpatient clinic

  In contact n (%) Not in contact n (%)
Males 116 (52) 72 (51)
Oslo residents 120 (53) 68 (48)
Presented in weekend 154 (68)*** 57 (40)
Suicidal intent 5 (2)* 11 (8)
Main toxic agents  
Ethanol 190 (84)*** 81 (57)
Opioids 11 (5)** 19 (13)
Benzodiazepines 7 (3)** 18 (13)
Central stimulants 7 (3) 6 (4)
GHBa 3 (1)** 11 (8)
Other 7 (3) 6 (4)
Follow-up b  
Admitted psychiatric hospital 2 (1) 4 (3)
Admitted somatic hospital 13 (6)* 20 (14)
Addiction clinic 2 (1) 1 (1)
Psychiatric outpatient clinic 47 (21) 23 (16)
Child welfare services 15 (7) 8 (6)
Social services 23 (10)* 28 (20)
General practitioner 24 (11)* 6 (4)
Contact with parents 23 (10)** 3 (2)
Total 225 (100) 141 (100)
  1. Differences between targeted patients in and not in contact with the intervention program for young patients with acute poisoning by substances of abuse in 2012. The program established contact with 225 (61 %) of the 366 eligible patients
  2. aGamma-hydroxybutyrate
  3. bSome patients were referred to and/or already in treatment at several services
  4. * p < 0.05
  5. ** p < 0.01
  6. *** p < 0.001