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Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood

Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood ARTICLE Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood A Case-Control Study Ruth A. Brenner, MD, MPH; Gitanjali Saluja Taneja, PhD; Denise L. Haynie, PhD; Ann C. Trumble, PhD; Cong Qian, MS; Ron M. Klinger, MBA; Mark A. Klebanoff, MD, MPH Objective: To estimate the association between swim- determined intent, or that occurred under conditions in ming lessons and the risk of drowning among children which swimming ability was unlikely to impact risk (eg, aged 1 to 19 years. in ice water or bathtubs) were excluded. Design: Case-control study. Results: Of the 61 cases in the 1- to 4-year age group, 2 (3%) had participated in formal swimming lessons vs 35 Setting: Cases were identified from medical examiners’/ of 134 matched controls (26%) (adjusted odds ratio [OR], coroners’ offices between mid-2003 and mid-2005. Juris- 0.12; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.01-0.97). Among dictions included the states of Maryland and North Caro- the 27 cases aged 5 to 19 years, 7 (27%) had ever taken lina, 14 districts (33 counties) in Florida, 3 counties in formal swimming lessons vs 42 of 79 matched controls California, 1 county in Texas, and 1 county in New York. (53%) (adjusted OR, 0.36; 95% CI, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2008.563
pmid
19255386
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Abstract

ARTICLE Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood A Case-Control Study Ruth A. Brenner, MD, MPH; Gitanjali Saluja Taneja, PhD; Denise L. Haynie, PhD; Ann C. Trumble, PhD; Cong Qian, MS; Ron M. Klinger, MBA; Mark A. Klebanoff, MD, MPH Objective: To estimate the association between swim- determined intent, or that occurred under conditions in ming lessons and the risk of drowning among children which swimming ability was unlikely to impact risk (eg, aged 1 to 19 years. in ice water or bathtubs) were excluded. Design: Case-control study. Results: Of the 61 cases in the 1- to 4-year age group, 2 (3%) had participated in formal swimming lessons vs 35 Setting: Cases were identified from medical examiners’/ of 134 matched controls (26%) (adjusted odds ratio [OR], coroners’ offices between mid-2003 and mid-2005. Juris- 0.12; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.01-0.97). Among dictions included the states of Maryland and North Caro- the 27 cases aged 5 to 19 years, 7 (27%) had ever taken lina, 14 districts (33 counties) in Florida, 3 counties in formal swimming lessons vs 42 of 79 matched controls California, 1 county in Texas, and 1 county in New York. (53%) (adjusted OR, 0.36; 95% CI,

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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