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Exploring the Influential Factors of Drownings in Taiwan�
Warm coasts and rivers in Taiwan are very suitable fro aquatic activities. Water safety has not been paid a lot concerns among the public exactly until water-related unintentional injuries frequently occurred. The preventive strategies should be based upon the studies about the influences of drowning. However, water safety has been exposed to relatively little research. Hence, the purpose of this study as to explore the influential factors of drowning in Taiwan. The drowning rates were varied by counties in Taiwan. The drowning rate at illegal waters was higher than the rate at legal waters. The drowning rate for non warning sings was higher than the rate for warning signs. The drowning rate for places without lifeguards was higher than the rate for places with lifeguards. The drowning rates were varied by bodies of water. Swimming pools had the lowest drowning rate. The drowning rates at ocean, rivers, and creeks were lower than those of ponds, ditches, and irrigation canals. The drowning rate for males was higher than the rate for females. The drowning rates were varied between age groups. Rates were lowest among children younger than 9 years. Rates were highest among adolescents between 10 years and 14 years. The drowning rate for those being rescued was lower than the rate without being rescued. The drowning rate with immediate resuscitation was lower than the rate without immediate resuscitation. The drowning rate of sending to the hospital with medical treatments was lower than the rate of without sending.
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