TABLE 3

Comparison of Comatose and Noncomatose Intoxicated Children (Percentage in Columns)

Comatosean (%), (n = 32)Noncomatose, n (%), (n = 197)POR (95% CI)
Mean age, y1.5 ± 0.41.5 ± 0.6.24
Age group, mo
 0–50 (0)2 (1).991.02 (0.05–21.6)
 6–117 (18)52 (26).590.78 (0.32–1.91)
 12–1712 (37)89 (45).420.73 (0.34–1.57)
 18–238 (25)21 (11).032.79 (1.11–7.00)
 ≥245 (16)33 (17).870.92 (0.33–2.56)
Autumn admission14 (44)93 (47).720.87 (0.41–1.35)
Weekend admission7 (22)61 (26).300.62 (0.26–1.52)
Nonreferred by a physician20 (63)141 (82).300.66 (0.30–1.44)
Time of admission
 8:00 am–11:00 am6 (19)21 (11).191.93 (0.71–5.23)
 12:00 am–5:00 pm8 (25)79 (40).110.49 (0.21–1.16)
 6:00 pm–11:00 pm14 (44)85 (43).951.02 (0.48–2.17)
 12:00 pm–7:00 am4 (11)12 (6).252.19 (0.48–7.91)
Tachycardia5 (16)24 (12).571.33 (0.37–3.99)
Hypertension5 (16)84 (43).0040.27 (0.10–0.67)
Hypotension7 (22)14 (7).013.66 (1.35–9.93)
Hypoventilation22 (69)87 (44).012.78 (1.25–6.18)
Mydriasis24 (75)82 (42).0014.20 (1.80–9.83)
High glycemia3 (9)8 (6).192.43 (0.39–10.9)
Hyponatremia3 (9)3 (12).046.59 (1.28–34.7)
  • —, not applicable.

  • a Cointoxications with molecules of neurologic effects are excluded (n = 6).