Characteristics of elderly with acute poisoning at Vietnam Poison Control Center

  • Nguyen Trung Anh Hanoi Medical University
  • Pham Thi Viet Anh Hanoi Medical University
  • Dang Thi Xuan Vietnam Poison Control Center
  • Vu Thi Thanh Huyen National Geriatric Hospital

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Poisoning, prevalence, older people, Vietnam

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Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and causes of acute poisonings in older people admitted to Vietnam Poison Control Center (PCC). Subject and method: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted at the PCC for 8 months in 2019 with 275 acute poisoned patients aged 60 and older. The questionnaire collected data was based on the International Program for Chemical safety (IPCS) format. Entered data on Redcap and using SPSS version 22.0 for analysis. Result: The prevalence of acute poisoning was higher in female elderly. The most common cause of poisoning was poisonous animals (44.7%). The number of elderly patients suffered from acute poisoning increased in April, July and August. Ingestion and bite were two most common routes of exposure (53.8% and 41.1%). Conclusion: Acute poisoning was common in the elderly and increased in 4th, 7th and 8th month of the year.

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