Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 

Prognosis of Poisoning

Deaths and Mortality Rates

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

Estimated mortality rate for Poisoning from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 16,306 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 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)
  • Incidence: 694,829 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 11,649 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  • 2.3% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Poisoning and Overview of Poisoning.

Complications:

Complications of Poisoning from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Poisoning.

Death Statistics for Poisoning

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to 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)
  • more death statistics...»

Poisoning: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Poisoning usually refers to the likely outcome of Poisoning. The prognosis of Poisoning may include the duration of Poisoning, chances of complications of Poisoning, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Poisoning, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Poisoning. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise