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RESEARCH:

A 10 Year Analysis of Drowning in Toddlers Aged 0-4 Years in Western Australia

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Royal Life Saving

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Report
DATE: 2013


Toddlers aged 0-4 years are the most vulnerable to a drowning event and recorded the highest rate of drowning regardless of severity of any age group. Drowning is rarely the result of a single cause and circumstances surrounding drowning in toddlers can vary by age and aquatic location. Pivotal to any prevention effort is an understanding of who, where, how and why drowning occurs within that sequence of events and what factors may have contributed to these incidents. This report aims to better understand the patterns and key risk factors of toddler drowning and to provide guidance for toddler drowning prevention initiatives.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

Royal Life Saving

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Western Australia

Fatal drowning data from the Western Australia Coroner's Office

Goldfields

Great Southern

Kimberley

Mid-West

North Metro

Pilbara

South Metro

South West

Wheatbelt

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Bathing

ENVIRONMENT

Private swimming pools

Bathtubs

Beaches

Fishponds

Ocean

Inland

AGE

0 - 4

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

Aboriginal

 

 
 

 

 

 

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