Compliance with an Ordinance Requiring the Use of Personal Flotation Devices by Children in Public Waterways

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INTRODUCTION For children ages 1-14, 21.6% of drowning cases involve swimming, wading, or playing in natural bodies of water, such as rivers and lakes. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are believed to be an effective prevention measure. We measure compliance with city and county ordinances, publicized but not actively enforced, requiring that PFDs be worn… (More)
DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2012.1.11717

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