Bathtub immersion accidents involving children

Pearn, J. and Nixon, J. (1977) Bathtub immersion accidents involving children. Medical Journal of Australia, 1 7: 211-213.

Author Pearn, J.
Nixon, J.
Title Bathtub immersion accidents involving children
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 1977-02-12
Year available 1977
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 1
Issue 7
Start page 211
End page 213
Total pages 3
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Co
Language eng
Subject 16 Studies in Human Society
Abstract A review of 19 consecutive serious bathtub immersion accidents (11 survivals, 8 fatalities) is presented. In all instances, consciousness was lost in the water. Unlike other childhood accidents which usually show a male predominance, the sexes are equally affected. The modal age is 11 months. Six separate causes of bath drownings and near-drownings have been identified, and in 14 of the 19 accidents, two or more causes were operating concurrently. Median estimated immersion time for survivals was four minutes, and five minutes for fatalities. The median depth of water was eight inches. An 'at risk' profile for home bathtub drownings is presented; this includes the youngest or second youngest child of a large family, a family of grade 4 to 7 sociooccupational status (congalton) and a family in which routine is temporarily broken.
Keyword Immersion accidents
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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