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Table 5 Route of exposure and intent for all age groups

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

Route of exposure = 106    
Oral-ingestion 88 (83.0%)    
Bite or sting by venomous animal/insects 11 (10.4%)    
Skin 5 (4.7%)    
Inhaled 3 (2.8%)    
Unknown 3 (2.8%)    
Intent
Intentional exposure Overall
N = 106
Recreational
N = 63
Suicidal
N = 63
Assault
N = 63
Frequency (%) 63 (59.4%) 37 (34.9%) 16 (15.1%) 10 (9.4%)
Unintentional exposure Overall
N = 106
Accidental
N = 37
Drug reaction
N = 37
Occupational
N = 37
Frequency (%) 37 (34.9%) 35 (33%) 2 (1.9%) 0
Unknown 6 (5.7%)