Statewide surveillance in California determined that the highest drowning rate from 1980 through 1989 was for the rural, desert county of Imperial (21.9 drownings per 100,000 population).
To identify activities associated with drowning in this county, the authors abstracted data from the county sheriff-coroner's reports.
From 1980 through 1990, there were 317 unintentional drownings; 85 percent occurred in irrigation canals.
The activity prior to drowning was known for 262 persons (83 percent), and the most common activity was illegal entry into the United States.
Mots-clés Pascal : Noyade, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Prévention, Surveillance, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drowning, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Prevention, Surveillance, California, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.