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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 1998 Aug;19(4):208-10.

[Epidemiological study on drowning in Wujin, Jiangsu, 1997].

[Article in Chinese]

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Wujin Sanitation and Antiepidemic Station, Jiangsu.


Questionnaires were sent through mail to study the epidemiology of drowning in 56 towns and townships in Wujin. Results showed that the prevalence of drowning in Wujin reached 11.14 per 10(5) of which the males out-numbered females. Children aged 1-9 years and people above 60 years old were more than the other age groups. The main causes were due to accidental falls in elderly, children swimming in waters, followed by falling into the river as the result of disease fulmination and suicidal among adults. Measures should be taken to strengthen the care of children, people with mental diseases and the elderly.

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