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Table 1 Childhood poisoning characteristics (N=87) at the Children’s University Hospital of Rabat between March and July 2016

From: Economic evaluation of the direct cost resulting from childhood poisoning in Morocco: micro-costing analysis

Patients characteristics Number of cases Frequency (%)
Gender
 Male 48 55.2
 Female 39 44.8
Age
  < 1 year 9 10.3
 [1–5 years[ 49 56.3
 [5–10 years[ 14 16.1
 [10–15 years[ 15 17.2
Residence location
 Urban 62 71.3
 Rural 25 28.7
Region of provenance
 Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima 2 2.3
 Rabat-Salé-Kénitra 77 88.5
 Casablanca-Settat 8 9.2
Economic status
 Lower 56 64.4
 Middle 28 32.2
 Upper 3 3.4
Routes of exposure
 Oral exposure 57 65.5
 Inhalation 9 10.3
 Dermal exposure 21 24.1
Poisoning agents
 Drug 19 21.8
 Snake bite and scorpion stings 21 24.1
 Carbon monoxide 9 10.3
 Food 5 5.7
 Plant 3 3.4
 Household product 9 10.3
 Illegal drug 3 3.4
 Pesticide 7 8.0
 Petroleum product 6 6.9
 Industrial chemicals 5 5.7
Pre-hospital intervention actions taken after poisoning
 Nothing 47 54.0
 Self-care 28 32.2
 Call physician 1 1.1
 Consult physician 7 8.0
 Consult pharmacist 3 3.4
 Consult traditional healer 1 1.1