Year: 2004 Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science, v.19, no.2, (April 2004), p.186-194 SIEC No: 20041095

The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics of death by poisoning in Korea. The authors evaluated the mortality rate by total injury & poisoning, & analyzed the rate by age, gender, year & month, toxic agent, & intent. They found that the mortality rate by poisoning increased rapidly from 1998, & then remained stable, & that the number of suicidal poisoning deaths has also gradually increased. Adjusted odds ratios of suicidal poisonings versus other poisonings showed significant differences in education attainment, region, & marital status. (14 refs)