Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations:
Facts & Figures

Unintentional, non-occupational pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in MN:


Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in Minnesota, by year

Source: Minnesota Hospital Association.

In general, hospitalization rates for pesticide poisonings are very low.

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.


Pesticide poisoning hospitalizations in Minnesota, by age and sex

*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 in Minnesota, by region

*Unstable rates due to some counts less than 20. 
Source: Minnesota Hospital Association, 2005-2014. Minnesota Counties and Tribes by SCHSAC Region.

Because hospitalizations for pesticide poisoning are so uncommon, it is difficult to measure the differences between regions. There may be more hospitalizations in the 7-county metro area due to higher population density.