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Adolesc Med. 1995 Jun;6(2):153-170.

The Changing Risks of Drowning for Adolescents in the U.S. and Effective Control Strategies.

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Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, 624 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205-1996, USA.


Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among adolescents. The authors describe the epidemiology of adolescent drowning and near-drowning; review the literature with emphasis on what is known about risk factors, treatment, and prevention; and identify the gaps in our knowledge on the circumstances surrounding submersion injuries in this age group.


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