Pesticide poisoning emergency department visits: Facts & Figures
Unintentional, non-occupational pesticide poisoning ED visits in Minnesota:
Poisonings for disinfectants are not included.
Pesticide poisoning ED visits in MNNumber and age-adjusted rate per 100,000 people of pesticide poisoning ED visits in Minnesota
The rate of ED visits for pesticide poisonings has remained fairly consistent over the years. It was highest in 2002 and lowest in 2014. The rates of ED visits are much higher than the rate of hospitalizations for pesticide poisonings.
Children are more vulnerable to pesticide poisoningsRate of pesticide poisoning ED visits per 100,000 people in Minnesota
Children age 4 and under have a much higher rate of ED visits for pesticide poisonings than other age groups.
Young children are especially vulnerable to pesticide poisoning. Special care should be taken to prevent them from being exposed to pesticides.
ED visit rates are not significantly different by sex.
Pesticide poisoning ED visits increase in summerNumber of pesticide poisoning ED visits in Minnesota, by month
ED visits for pesticide poisoning follow a seasonal pattern. They increase in the summer and fall, probably due to the increased use of pesticides for pest management.
Regional variations in pesticide poisoning ED visitsAge-adjusted rate of pesticide poisoning ED visits per 100,000 people, by Minnesota region.
The Southwest region has the highest rate of ED visits for pesticide poisonings; the Central and Southeast regions have the lowest rates. Due to its larger population size, the highest number of ED visits for pesticide poisonings are in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
These regional rates are adjusted for population size and age.