Relevant Population CharacteristicsFrom 2015 to 2017, males (25.4 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate compared to females (19.4 per 100,000 population). Males had the highest rates in the 25-34 year old age group, and rates among females were highest in the 45-54 year old age group. For ages 18-34, male drug poisoning death rates were significantly higher than female drug poisoning death rates.
Children infrequently require hospitalization for the ingestion of poison, but 1 to 4 year-olds had significantly higher drug poisoning emergency department (ED) visits rates (35.1 per 10,000 population), along with 15-24 year olds (30.6 per 10,000 population), and 25-34 year olds (22.5 per 10,000 population) compared to the state (18.0 per 10,000 population) in 2012-2014.
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