TABLE 6

American Association of Poison Control Centers' Data on Caffeine Toxicity, 2006–200847

YearTotal calls to PCCs to Report Caffeine Toxicity, nCalls That Reported Caffeine Toxicity in Children <6 y old, n (% of Total Calls)Calls That Reported Caffeine Toxicity in 6- to-19-Year-Olds, n (% of Total Calls)Calls That Reported Caffeine Toxicity in Adults (>19 y old), n (% of Total Calls)Patients Subsequently Treated, n (% of Total Calls)Patients With Moderately Severe Symptoms, n (% of Total Calls)Patients With Life-Threatening Effects, n (% of Total Calls)Deaths, n (% of Total Calls)
200848521208 (24.9)1170 (24.1)1090 (22.5)1281 (26.4)470 (9.7)11 (0.2)1 (0.02)
200754481176 (21.6)1328 (24.4)1404 (25.8)1561 (28.7)544 (10.0)16 (0.3)1 (0.02)
200656961247 (21.9)1427 (25.1)1427 (25.1)1799 (31.6)654 (11.5)18 (0.3)1 (0.02)
  • PCC indicates poison control center.