TABLE 1

Medical Outcome According to Diameter of Ingested Button Battery

Parameter≤7 mm7.6–7.9 mm9–14 mm15–18 mm20–25 mm
n%n%n%n%n%
No effect17780.82126483.43231082.296081.0817151.98
Minor effect115.02533.501746.20912.164814.59
Moderate effect20.9170.46541.9200.004513.68
Major effect00.0000.0020.0700.00309.12
Death00.0000.0000.0000.0010.30
Unrelated52.28402.64491.7534.0551.52
Unknown2410.961519.972187.7722.70298.81
Total219100.001515100.002807100.0074100.00329100.00
  • NBIH data, cases with known diameter (July 1990–September 2008 only).