A 10 Year Analysis of Drowning in Toddlers Aged 0-4 Years in Western Australia
UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Royal Life Saving
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.
Royal Life Saving
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
Fatal drowning data from the Western Australia Coroner's Office
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