Hospitalization rate due to unintentional poisonings among children under 5 (per 100,000), by sex, 2006/2007 to 2012/2013 (combined)

Note: *Hospitalization rate is the number of inpatient hospital discharges. Hospital discharge is defined as the release of a patient who has stayed at least one night in hospital. It includes deaths in hospital following inpatient care. Same-day discharges are usually excluded.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), Canadian Management Information System Database Metadata (CMDB), Canadian Institute for Health Information. Retrieved from Injury Data Dashboard, The Canadian Atlas of Child & Youth Injury Prevention, 2016. -accessed June 20, 2017

In the combined years 2006/07 to 2012/12, boys under age 5 were hospitalized due to poisonings at a higher rate than were girls.

The rate for boys was 41.6 per 100,000 boys under age 5 and for girls it was 34.6 per 100,000 girls under age 5.