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The Hidden Tragedy of Rivers: A Decade of Unintentional Fatal Drowning in Australia

Peden, Amy E.; Franklin, Richard; Leggat, Peter

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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;...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153493
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160709

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