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Deaths from Poisoning

Poisoning: Deaths

Deaths from Poisoning: 16,307 deaths (IOM); 14,078 deaths for unintentional poisoning and 5,191 for suicide poisoning in USA 2001 (CDC); 12,186 deaths reported in USA 1999 for accidental poisoning or exposure to noxious substances (NVSR Sep 2001); 6.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

Deaths from types of Poisoning: for details see deaths from types of Poisoning analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

Poisoning: Suicide

Suicide deaths related to Poisoning: 5,191 deaths for suicide poisoning in USA 2001 (CDC); 3.1 per 100,000 with 925 cases of "self-inflicted" poisoning deaths in Canada 19971

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Poisoning: 16,306 per year, 1,358 per month, 313 per week, 44 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 16,307 deaths (IOM); 14,078 deaths for unintentional poisoning and 5,191 for suicide poisoning in USA 2001 (CDC); 12,186 deaths reported in USA 1999 for accidental poisoning or exposure to noxious substances (NVSR Sep 2001); 6.0 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

Misdiagnosis and Poisoning deaths

Poisoning can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Poisoning

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Poisoning:

  • 920 poisoning deaths were reported to poison control centers in the US 2000 (American Journal of Emergency Medicine, CDC, 2001)
  • 19,741 poisoning deaths were reported to national vital statistics in the US 1999 (WISQARS, CDC, 2001)
  • 7.8 per 100,000 people died from poisoning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Per 100,000 people died from homicidal poisoning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.8 per 100,000 people died from suicidal poisoning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 39 people per 100,000 population die from injury and poisoning in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Injury and poisoning caused 57 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Injury and poisoning caused 23 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • 59 male deaths per 100,000 population for injury and poisoning in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • 21 female deaths per 100,000 population for injury and poisoning in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • 7 per 100,000 males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 2.9 per 100,000 females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 3.9 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.1 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.6 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 7.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 5.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 7.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.4 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 9.6 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.8 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from accidental poisoning and exposure to noxious substances in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)

Deaths from Poisoning: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Poisoning:

Poisoning: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Poisoning:

  • 1,007,025 patient days spent in private hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,407,612 patient days spent in public hospitals for injuries and poisoning in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 32.6% of hospitalisations for injuries and poisoning in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

 

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