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RESEARCH:

Alcohol use, aquatic injury, and unintentional drowning: A systematic literature review

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Griffith University, James Cook University, Curtin University

 

SUBJECT: Alcohol
TYPE: Systemic Review
DATE: 2018


Drowning is a global public health issue, and there is a strong association between alcohol and risk of drowning. No previous systematic review known to date had identified factors associated with alcohol use and engagement in aquatic activities resulting in injury or drowning (fatal and non-fatal). Literature published from inception until 31 January 2017 was reviewed. Included articles were divided into three categories: (1) prevalence and/or risk factors associated with alcohol-related fatal and non-fatal drowning and aquatic injury (2) understanding alcohol use and engagement in aquatic activities, and (3) prevention strategies.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

Kyra Hamilton

Jacob Keech

Amy Elizabeth Peden

Martin Hagger

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Drug and Alcohol Review

RESPONDENTS

73 studies

USA

Australia

New Zealand

UK

Brazil

Canada

Denmark

Finland

Norway

South Africa

Sweden

The Netherlands

Turkey

ACTIVITY

Boating

Swimming

Jumping

Fishing

Diving

Bathing

Snorkelling

Surfing

ENVIRONMENT

Beaches

Rivers

Ocean

Private pools

Public pools

Lakes

Streams

Bathtubs

Buckets

AGE

All ages

GENDER

Male
Female

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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