Drowning in childhood and adolescence: A population-based study

G. J. Wintemute, J. F. Kraus, Stephen P Teret, M. Wright

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We present the results of a residence-based study of drownings among Sacramento County, California children and adolescents ages 0-19 years for the years 1974-84. Children ages 1-3 had the highest drowning rates. The majority of drownings in this group, and one-third of all drownings in the study, occurred in residential swimming pools. Males ages 15-19 had a high drowning rate as well; at least 38 per cent of drownings in that age group were alcohol-associated. The implications for preventive efforts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-832
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume77
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Drowning in childhood and adolescence : A population-based study. / Wintemute, G. J.; Kraus, J. F.; Teret, Stephen P; Wright, M.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 77, No. 7, 1987, p. 830-832.

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Wintemute, GJ, Kraus, JF, Teret, SP & Wright, M 1987, 'Drowning in childhood and adolescence: A population-based study', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 77, no. 7, pp. 830-832.
Wintemute, G. J. ; Kraus, J. F. ; Teret, Stephen P ; Wright, M. / Drowning in childhood and adolescence : A population-based study. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1987 ; Vol. 77, No. 7. pp. 830-832.
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