The Hidden Tragedy of Rivers: A Decade of Unintentional Fatal Drowning in Australia
OBJECTIVE(S) Describe unintentional drowning deaths in rivers, creeks and streams (rivers) in Australia and identify risk factors to inform prevention. DESIGN & SETTING This study is a cross-sectional, total population audit of all unintentional fatal drownings in Australian rivers between 1-July-2002 and 30-June-2012 using Australian coronial data. A modified Bonferroni test has been applied, deeming statistical significance p<0.03 and p<0.04 respectively. RESULTS Rivers (n = 770; 26.6%) were...[Show more]
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