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ERIC Number: EJ857507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Drug Ingestions in Children 10-14 Years Old: An Old Problem Revisited
Pomerantz, Wendy; Gittelman, Michael; Farris, Sarah; Frey, Lauren
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n4 p433-439 Aug 2009
To determine changes in rates of drug ingestions in 10-14 year old children in our country, a retrospective chart review of 10-14 year olds hospitalized for drug ingestion between 1993-1995 and 2000-2004 was performed. Odds ratios and Chi-square were used for analyses. From 1993-1995 there were 92.8 ingestions/100,000 children/year; from 2000-2004 there were 63.3 ingestions/100,000 children/year. More males ingested in 2000-2004 than 1993-1995 (26.3% vs.14.2% O.R. 2.15 [1.19, 3.92]). More patients took psychiatric medications in 2000-2004 than 1993-1995 (38.9% vs. 27.0%, O.R. 1.72 [1.06, 2.80]). More patients ingested SSRIs in 2000-2004 than 1993-1995; fewer ingested tricyclics. Hospitalization rates for drug ingestions have decreased. There has been a change in drug ingested, and more males are ingesting drugs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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