Keywords: pediatric fatality, poisoning, US (PubMed Search)
Substance use disorder contributes significantly to pediatric exposure/poisoning. There has been an increase in the opioid overdose deaths in the US, placing pediatric population to possible exposure. A retrospective study of fatal pediatric poisoning in the US was investigated using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) from 2012-2017.
17 US states (AK, CO, GA, KT, MD, MA, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, WI) reported to NVDRS from 2012-2017.
Age was limited to 0-9 years
1850 violent deaths were identified: n=122 (7%) were poisoning related
Most common exposure/etiology
Hunter AA et a. An examination of fatal child poisonings in the United States using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 2012–2017. Clin Toxicol. 2021