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Table 1 Intentional drug overdose presentations to hospital in Ireland involving distalgesic

From: Use of analgesics in intentional drug overdose presentations to hospital before and after the withdrawal of distalgesic from the Irish market

   n % of all IDO presentations % of paracetamol-related IDO presentations
Sex Male 448 2.7% 10.9%
  Female 864 3.3% 9.7%
Age <15 years 42 4.7% 9.5%
  15-24 years 488 3.6% 8.9%
  25-44 years 556 2.8% 10.6%
  45-64 years 213 2.7% 12.4%
  65 years+ 13 1.6% 8.3%
Year 2003 386 5.0% 16.2%
  2004 356 4.9% 15.7%
  2005 371 5.3% 16.5%
  2006 109 1.6% 5.5%
  2007 64 0.9% 3.2%
  2008 26 0.4% 1.2%
Total   1312 3.1% 10.0%