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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with acetaminophen overdose

From: Acetaminophen toxicity: suicidal vs accidental

Characteristic Accidental overdose (n = 13) Suicidal overdose (n = 80) P value
Age (years)    
   Mean ± SD 35.4 ± 21.84 27 ± 15 < 0.05
   Median 36 26  
   Range 1–88 12–75  
Sex (n)    0.06
   Female 5 54  
   Male 8 26  
Race (n)    NS
   Asian 0 5  
   African American 3 13  
   Hispanic 0 8  
   White 10 54  
Chronic alcohol abuse (n [%]) 5 (39) 15 (18) 0.10
Concurrent intoxication (n [%]) 3 (23) 36 (45) 0.20
  1. NS, not significant.