Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations:
Facts & Figures

Unintentional, non-occupational pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in MN:

Poisonings for disinfectants are not included.


Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in Minnesota

Number and age-adjusted rate per 100,000 people of pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in MN
Source: Minnesota Hospital Association.

In general, hospitalization rates for pesticide poisonings are very low. It was highest in 2013 when there were 35 people hospitalized for pesticide poisoning and lowest in 2000 and 2007. 

Rates based on counts less than 20 are unstable should be interpreted in caution: they may not provide reliable estimates to evaluate trends over time.


Variations by age and sex

Rate per 100,000 people of pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in Minnesota
*Unstable rates due to some counts less than 20.
Source: Minnesota Hospital Association, 2005-2014.

Males age 15 to 34, and age 65 and older, are hospitalized at a higher rate than other age/sex categories. Overall, males are hospitalized for pesticide poisoning more than females. This may be because males are more likely to use pesticides.


Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations vary by region

Age-adjusted rates, per 100,000 people, of pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in Minnesota
*Unstable rates due to some counts less than 20. 
Source: Minnesota Hospital Association, 2005-2014. Minnesota Counties and Tribes by SCHSAC Region.

There are not large regional differences in the rate of pesticide poisoning hospitalizations. The Southwest region has the highest rate of hospitalizations, but the difference is very small. There are more counts of hospitalizations in the 7-county metro area due to its greater population.

These regional rates are adjusted for population size and the age of the population.