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Table 2 Geographical location of exposure, referral status and time of arrival

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

Region
 Dar es Salaam 92 (86.8%)
 Coastal 9 (8.5%)
 Other regionsa 5 (4.7%)
Place
 Home 41 (38.7%)
 Recreational area 36 (34.0%)
 At work 10 (9.4%)
 Farm 1 (0.9%)
 Othersb 18 (17.0%)
Referral status
 District hospital 60 (56.6%)
 Self referral 26 (24.5%)
 Brought by police 13 (12.3%)
 Othersc 7 (6.6%)
Presenting time after exposure
 <2 h 13 (12.3%)
 2–12 h 42 (39.6%)
 >12 h 32 (30.2%)
 Unknown exposure time 19 (17.9%)
  1. aIncludes Kigoma, Mtwara, Dodoma and unknown region
  2. bIncludes on the street, school, mosque, hostel and unknown
  3. cIncludes referral from private hospitals, regional hospital and MNH methadone clinic