Table 2

Rates of self-poisoning (per 100,000 population) – pesticides only
Authors Period of study (Year) Area studied Rates of self-poisoning by ingestion of pesticides
Jeyaratnam et al. 1982 [12] 1979 Sri Lanka (nationwide) 79/100,000**of which 73% was due to intentional self-poisoning
Van Der Hoek et al. 1998 [23] 1991-94 North-Central Province 260/100,000 per year to 290/100,000 per year**of which 68% was due to intentional self-poisoning
Van Der Hoek et al. 2005 [14] 1999 Uda Walawe region 163/100,000**of which 84% was due to intentional self-poisoning

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