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RESEARCH:

Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood: A Case-Control Study 

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Washington

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Case-Control Study
DATE: 2009


This study estimates the association between swimming lessons and the risk of drowning among children aged 1 to 19 years in the USA. Their population-based case-control study found that participation in swimming lessons was associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning for 1-4-year-old children.

 

COUNTRY

USA

AUTHORS

Ruth Andrea Brenner

Denise L Haynie

Mark A Klebanoff

Ron M Kinger

Cong Qian

Ann C. Trumble Gitanjali

Saluja Taneja

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

RESPONDENTS

North Carolina

Maryland

Florida (33 counties)

California (3 counties)

Texas (1 county)

New York (1 county)

88 families of children who drowned and 213 matched controls

ACTIVITY

Swimming Lessons

ENVIRONMENT

Public pools

Private pools

Lakes

Rivers

Ponds

Hot tubs

AGE

1-19

GENDER

Male
Female

ETHNICITY

White

African American

Latino

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

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