Global mortality rate in children from accidental poisonings 2012, by WHO region

Mortality rate from unintentional poisonings among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2012, by WHO region (per 100,000 children)

Global mortality rate in children from accidental poisonings 2012, by WHO region This statistic shows the number of children that died from unintentional poisonings in 2012, per 100,000 children, by WHO region. According to the WHO, 0.38 children per 100,000 died from unintentional poisonings in the region of the Americas, while 4.22 children per 100,000 died from unintentional poisonings in Africa. Children can be exposed to chemicals in a variety of settings, including at home, at work or from scavenging at waste sites, depending on the region and setting. Most poisoning occurs because children naturally explore their environment and are accidentally exposed through touch and taste.
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Mortality rate from unintentional poisonings among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2012, by WHO region (per 100,000 children)

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Deaths per 100,000 children
African region4.22
Eastern Mediterranean region3.22
South-East Asia region1.22
Western Pacific region1.21
European region0.6
Region of the Americas0.38
Deaths per 100,000 children
African region4.22
Eastern Mediterranean region3.22
South-East Asia region1.22
Western Pacific region1.21
European region0.6
Region of the Americas0.38
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This statistic shows the number of children that died from unintentional poisonings in 2012, per 100,000 children, by WHO region. According to the WHO, 0.38 children per 100,000 died from unintentional poisonings in the region of the Americas, while 4.22 children per 100,000 died from unintentional poisonings in Africa. Children can be exposed to chemicals in a variety of settings, including at home, at work or from scavenging at waste sites, depending on the region and setting. Most poisoning occurs because children naturally explore their environment and are accidentally exposed through touch and taste.
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