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Table 2 Demographics and proportion of clinically significant cases among opioid-related ED visits identified by opioid poisoning 965.00, 965.01, 965.02, 965.09 and E850.0-2 ICD-9-CM codes

From: Use of diagnosis codes for detection of clinically significant opioid poisoning in the emergency department: A retrospective analysis of a surveillance case definition

  University Hospital 1 (n = 136) University Hospital 2 (n = 141) Community Hospital 1 (n = 63) Community Hospital 2 (n = 19) Weighted percentage
Percent male 40 % 51 % 48 % 74 % 48 %
Mean age in years (SD) 43.4 (SD 20.1) 42.1 (SD 17.8) 44.1 (SD 19.2) 31.9 (SD 13.9) 42.3 (SD 10.5)
Percent with chief complaint of poisoning 38 % 27 % 54 % 79 % 36 %
Percent admitted to hospital 70 % 64 % 49 % 26 % 62 %
Percent given naloxone 48 % 50 % 37 % 16 % 46 %
Clinically significant poisoning 70 % 72 % 71 % 74 % 70 %