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RESEARCH:

A Review of Drowning Prevention Interventions for Children and Young People in High, Low and Middle Income Countries

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Curtin University, Royal Life Saving Society

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Systemic Review
DATE: 2015


Globally, drowning is one of the ten leading causes of child mortality. Children aged <5 years are particularly at risk, and children and young people continue to be overrepresented in drowning statistics. Accordingly, evidence informed interventions to prevent children drowning are of global importance. This review aimed to identify, assess and analyse public health interventions to reduce child drowning and investigate the use of behavioural theories and evaluation frameworks to guide child drowning prevention.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

Justine E. Leavy

Gemma Crawford

Francene Leaversuch

Lauren Nimmo

Kahlia McCausland

Jonine Jancey

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

J Community Health

RESPONDENTS

15 articles

United States

Australia

Bangladesh

Greece

Grenada

ACTIVITY

Swimming

ENVIRONMENT

Pools

Beaches

Spas

AGE

0 -18

18+

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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