Drowning in Australia: a national appraisal with particular reference to children

Pearn, John H. (1977) Drowning in Australia: a national appraisal with particular reference to children. Medical Journal of Australia, 2 23: 770-771.

Author Pearn, John H.
Title Drowning in Australia: a national appraisal with particular reference to children
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 1977-12-03
Year available 1977
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 23
Start page 770
End page 771
Total pages 2
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Co.
Language eng
Subject 16 Studies in Human Society
Abstract National statistics of drowning (accidental and submersion) for Australia, by State, age and sex have been compiled. The national rate is 3.29 per 100 000 which compares well with that from other countries of similar latitude. The national childhood drowning rate (age group of 0 to 14 years) is 5.19 per 100 000; the rate for the 0 to four years age group ranges from almost zero in the Australian Capital Territory to 15.69 in Queensland. In all States, a drowning rate for preschool children is at least four times that of school children. Preschool versus total drowning ratios have been calculated, by State; the rank order of this data (those of Victoria are highest at 4.65) is further evidence that climatic factors alone are not necessarily major predisposing causes leading to high drowning statistics of preschool children observed in other series.
Keyword Drowning
Children
National appraisal
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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