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Research Article

Risk and Prognostic Factors of Inpatient Mortality Associated with Unintentional Insecticide and Herbicide Poisonings: A Retrospective Cohort Study

  • Wu-Chien Chien,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Chi-Hsiang Chung,

    Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Jouni J. K. Jaakkola,

    Affiliation: Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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  • Chi-Ming Chu,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Senyeong Kao,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Sui-Lung Su,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Ching-Huang Lai mail

    lgh@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China

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  • Published: September 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045627

About the Authors

Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Ming Chu, Senyeong Kao, Sui-Lung Su, Ching-Huang Lai
Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chi-Hsiang Chung
Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, No. 161, Section 6, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jouni J. K. Jaakkola
Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: lgh@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CHL WCC. Analyzed the data: CHC CMC SLS. Wrote the paper: CHC CWC. Suggestions for revision of the manuscript: JJ SK.