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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients

From: Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Age and gender N = 106
Age
 Median (IQR) 28 (16) years
Age groups (years)
 <5  11 (10.4%)
 5 to <18  11 (10.4%)
 ≥18 84 (79.2%)
Gender
 Male 81 (76.4%)
 Female 25 (23.6%)
Marital status
 Single 55 (51.9%)
 Married 35 (33.0%)
 Othersa 3 (2.8%)
 Unknown 13 (12.3%)
Level of education
 Primary school 34 (32.1%)
 Secondary school 25 (23.6%)
 College and University 17 (16.0%)
 None 13 (12.3%)
 Unknown 17 (16.0%)
Occupation
 Professional jobb 28 (26.4%)
 Unemployed 18 (17%)
 Student 17 (16%)
 Othersc 11 (10.4%)
 Driver 10 (9.4%)
 Guard 10 (9.4%)
 Farmer 2 (1.9%)
 Unknown 10 (9.4%)
  1. aIncludes divorced, widowed
  2. bNurse, Engineer, Lawyer, Businessman, Secret service, Machine operator, Secretary, Surveyor, Veterinary doctor, Social worker, Accountant
  3. cBarman, cook, builder, porter, housewife, shoe shiner, gardener, miner, bus assistant and maid