Ten-year study of pediatric drownings and near-drownings in King County, Washington: lessons in injury prevention.

@article{Quan1989TenyearSO,
  title={Ten-year study of pediatric drownings and near-drownings in King County, Washington: lessons in injury prevention.},
  author={Linda Quan and Eyal Gore and K R Wentz and J. Allen and Alvin H Novack},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1989},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1035-40}
}
The factors associated with submersion events among less than 20-year-old persons that occurred in King County from 1974 to 1983 were studied to focus prevention efforts. Near-drowning (n = 103) and drowning (n = 96) victims were identified from medical examiners' reports, paramedics' reports, and hospital discharge registers. Annual incidence was 5.5; the mortality rate was 2.6 per 100,000 children. Although preschool-aged children had the largest incidence (12.8), followed by older… CONTINUE READING

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