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Alcohol and its contributory role in fatal drowning in Australian rivers, 2002-2012

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


Objective: Examine the prevalence of alcohol and its contributory role in unintentional fatal river drowning in Australia to inform strategies for prevention. Methods: Cases of unintentional fatal river drowning in Australia, 1-july-2002 to 30 June-2012, were extracted from the National Colonial Information System. Cases with positive alcohol readings found through autopsy or toxicology reports were retained for analysis. Discrete analysis was conducted on cases with a Blood Alcohol Content...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Accident Analysis and Prevention
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.10.009


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