Table 2

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder poisoning exposure calls originating from NSW, the ACT and Tasmania, 2004–2019, by their Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) 2016 score

LocationNSW/ACT/Tasmania child population*Poisonings with geographical information†Poisonings/100 000 population/year
Major cities382 990 (74%)246 (45%)4.01
Inner regional101 518 (20%)148 (27%)9.11
Outer regional32 383 (6%)138 (25%)26.63
Remote2544 (<1%)9 (2%)22.11
Very remote556 (<1%)4 (<1%)44.96
Multiple entries‡-184-
Total519 9915456.55
  • *Based on 2016 population estimates, children less than 5 years of age.

  • †Only poisoning exposures with geographical data recorded were included.

  • ‡The postcode has more than one ARIA classification assigned to it.

  • ACT, Australian Capital Territory; NSW, New South Wales.