TABLE 2

Reasons for Exposures

Reason for ExposureTotal% of TotalGroup Total, %
Unintentional
 Unintentional - General137 72550.7
 Unintentional - Therapeutic error99 70536.7
 Unintentional - Environmental12 2684.5
 Unintentional - Misuse71802.6
 Unintentional - Food poisoning35561.3
 Unintentional - Bite/Sting18180.7
 Unintentional - Occupational14< 0.1
 Unintentional - Unknown4060.196.7
Intentional
 Intentional - Misuse4340.2
 Intentional - Abuse66< 0.1
 Intentional - Suspected suicide23< 0.1
 Intentional - Unknown111< 0.10.2
Adverse Reaction
 Adverse reaction - Drug36111.3
 Adverse reaction - Food10440.4
 Adverse reaction - Other8870.32.0
Miscellaneous
 Other - Contamination/Tampering12130.4
 Other - Malicious4600.2
 Other - Withdrawal1510.1
Unknown reason8410.31.0
Total271 513100
  • The reasons for exposures are listed and organized by major categories. Abuse and suspected suicide are likely misclassifications in this age group.