Statistical observation on cases of death by poisoning in Tokushima
Kubo, Shin-ichi The University of Tokushima
medicine and toxic substance
From 1986 to 1996, death by poisoning occurred 244 cases in Tokushima Prefecture and 32,692 cases in Japan. We analyzed these poisoning cases statistically.
The number of the poisoning cases per one hundred-thousand of population was 26 in Japan and 29 in Tokushima.
The most frequent case was pesticides in Tokuahima and volatile matter in Japan.
As for the carbon monoxide poisoning, the exhaust gas and burning had accounted for 80% in Tokushima and in Japan. The exhaust gas was more frequent in Tokushima (60.3%) than in Japan (46.7%).
In the cases of poisoning by pesticides, paraquat poisoning was most frequent in Tokushima and in Japan. It was characterized that the carbamate was more frequent than organophosphate in Tokushima.
Recently, poisoning by pharmaceuticals has tended to increase in Japan. However, in Tokushima, poisoning by pesticides is still frequent, and is rather increasing.
Shikoku Acta Medica
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