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RESEARCH:

Quantifying fatal and non-fatal drowning among children under five in Aotearoa, New Zealand

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: N/A

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Study
DATE: 2021


Given the disproportionate impact of drowning on young children under five years of age and the importance of exploring the full burden of drowning (i.e., both fatal and non-fatal), this study aims to explore causal factors and temporal trends in drowning among children aged 0-4 years in New Zealand between 2005 and 2019 to inform drowning prevention efforts.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHOR

Karen Wells

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

RESPONDENTS

Population analysis of fatal and non-fatal drownings

2005 - 2019

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Immersion

Sports

Bathing

ENVIRONMENT

Private swimming pools

Beaches Inland waters

Public swimming pools

Rivers

Tidal waters

Bathtubs

AGE

0 -4

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

NZ European

Maori

Pacific Peoples

Asian

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

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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