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RESEARCH:

Prevention of Childhood Drowning: A Review of Current Community Interventions and their Effect on Recreational Drowning Mortality in Children

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Texas Medical Branch

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Capstone
DATE: 2006


Accidents are the leading cause of mortality in American children today. Accidental death by drowning is the second-most common cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 and the leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. This Capstone project consists of a systematic review of literature for community-based interventions that address childhood drowning. While these may work anywhere the focus of this review is on U.S. and Texas Gulf coast communities and on specific community programs developed to decrease drowning risk in children.

 

COUNTRY

USA

AUTHORS

Matthew H. Hoefer

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Coastal counties

U.S.A

Gulf of Mexico

Australia

Denmark

New Zealand

Bangladesh

Wisconsin

Washington

United Kingdom

Alaska

Seattle

King County

Los Angeles

Philadelphia

ACTIVITY

Swimming

ENVIRONMENT

Pools

Ocean

Rivers

Lakes

AGE

0 -18

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

Hispanic

Black

White

Caucasian

American Indian

Haitian

African American

Asian

Biracial

 

 
 

 

 

 

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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