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Home drowning among preschool age Mexican children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9493619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the risk of drowning by different bodies of water in and near the home for children aged 1 to 4 years. SETTING: The Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Mexico. METHODS: A population case-control study. Cases (n=33) were children 1 to 4 years old who drowned at their home; controls (n=200) were a random sample of the general population. RESULTS: The risk of drowning for children whose parents reported having a water well at home was almost seven times that of children in homes without a water well (adjusted odds ratio (OR)=6.8, 95% confidence interval (CI)=2.2 to 20.5). Risk ratio estimates for other bodies of water were: swimming pools (OR=5.8, 95% CI=0.9 to 37.5), water barrel (OR=2.4, 95% CI=1.0 to 5.6), underground cistern (OR=2.1, 95% CI=0.8 to 5.2), and a basin front (courtyard pool to store water) of 35 or more litres (OR=1.8, 95% CI=0.8 to 4.4). CONCLUSION: Drowning at home is frequent in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, but the causes are different from those reported in developed countries. Accordingly, the preventive strategies must also be different.
Authors:
A Celis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1353-8047     ISO Abbreviation:  Inj. Prev.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-13     Completed Date:  1998-04-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510056     Medline TA:  Inj Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sierra Mojado #950, Colonia Inderendecia Centro Medico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Home / statistics & numerical data*
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Drowning / epidemiology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Mexico / epidemiology
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
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Comment In:
Inj Prev. 1997 Dec;3(4):237-8   [PMID:  9493614 ]

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