Are swimming pools becoming more dangerous?

Pearn, John H. and Nixon, James W. (1977) Are swimming pools becoming more dangerous?. Medical Journal of Australia, 2 21: 702-704.

Author Pearn, John H.
Nixon, James W.
Title Are swimming pools becoming more dangerous?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 1977-11-19
Year available 1977
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 21
Start page 702
End page 704
Total pages 3
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Co.
Language eng
Subject 16 Studies in Human Society
Abstract The rate of childhood drowning and near-drowning accidents in home swimming pools has doubled over the last five years. A study has been undertaken to determine whether this is due simply to an absolute increase in the number of home swimming pools, or whether pools themselves are becoming intrinsically more dangerous, or both. Direct measurement of pool-house ratios has been undertaken by means of aerial photography. Supportive data have been obtained from municipal records. Pool-home ratios for the cities of Canberra and Brisbane are compared (estimated 1: 10.7, and 1:13.3 respectively). It is suggested that swimming pools are not becoming intrinsically more dangerous to children; the data suggest that effective pool legislation will prevent childhood drownings in spite of increasing trends in home pool ownership.
Keyword Drowning
Swimming Pool
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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