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Objectives: To study the prevalence of intoxicated aluminum phosphide patients, which depends on the manner of ingestion at Emergency Department, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.
Materials and Methods:ThisRetrospective cross-sectional study was conducted at Emergency Department of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar from January 2021 to December 2021. All the cases reported were enrolled in this study. The study data was analyzed using SPSS v.25.0.
Results:A total of 199 cases were received, gender based distribution was 140 were females and 59were males. The most commonly affected age group is 11-20 years among females and 21-30 years among males. More common is rural than in urban areas.
Conclusion: Aluminum phosphide (wheat pills) is the most commonly used substance for poisoning among young people. The reasons being Pakistan an agricultural country and due to easyaccessibility of wheat pills.