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RESEARCH:

A Pilot Survey of Aquatic Activities and Related Consumption of Alcohol, with Implications for Drowning

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Association of Schools of Public Health

 

SUBJECT: Alcohol
TYPE: Survey
DATE: 1990


The investigators considered the relationship between participation in aquatic activities and the consumption of alcohol, with their implications for the risk of drowning. In a telephone survey with random-digit dialing, interviewers asked Massachusetts residents ages 20 years and older how often they engaged in variousmaquatic activities, in what settings, and how often they drank alcohol in connection with participation in aquatic activities.

 

COUNTRY

USA

AUTHORS

Jonathan Howland
Thomas Mangione
Ralph Hingson
Suzette Levenson
Michael Winter
Andrea Altwicker

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

JSTOR

RESPONDENTS

294 respondents
Ages 20+
Massachsettes
79% Men participated in aquatic activities in 1988
72% of women participated

ACTIVITY

Swimming
Boating
Fishing
Sunbathing
Rowing
Sailing
Water Skiing
Surfing
Wakeboarding

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean
Lake
Pond
Pool
River

AGE

20+

GENDER

Male
Female

ETHNICITY

White
Black
Hispanic
Asian

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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