Table 3

Cross-tabulation between the type of poisoning and the place in home the incident took place in

Type of poisoningPlace in home where incidents took place
BedroomDrawing/dining roomKitchenStore roomYardOtherTotal
Kerosene28 (38.4%)28 (38.4%)16 (21.9%)4
(5.5%)
7
(9.6%)
10 (13.7%)73 (100%)
Insecticide/pesticide28 (47.5%)6 (10.2%)11 (18.6%)7 (11.9%)3
(5.1%)
4
(6.8%)
59 (100%)
Medicines35 (89.7%)2 (5.1%)0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
2
(5.1%)
39 (100%)
Household chemicals (bleach/toiletries/phenyl, etc)12 (46.2%)4 (15.4%)3 (11.5%)1
(3.8%)
0
(0.0%)
6 (23.1%)26 (100%)
Other11 (42.3%)1
(3.8%)
3 (11.5%)1
(3.8%)
2
(7.7%)
8 (30.8%)26 (100%)
Total114 (51.1%)21 (9.4%)33 (14.8%)13 (5.8%)12 (5.4%)30 (13.5%)223 (100%)
  • X2=50.48; df=20; p=0.0002; Fisher’s exact test p=0.00099