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Risk Factors for Drowning: Culture and Ethnicity

  • Linda QuanEmail author
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Abstract

The attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge of groups of people, in other words their culture, impact drowning risk. Recent studies describe how and which among the different aspects of cultural attitudes and behaviors contribute to drowning risk. These are unique to each culture and need to be recognized in order to identify, create, and implement drowning prevention approaches. Culturally appropriate drowning prevention will be more successful.

Keywords

Swimming Pool Water Recreation Safe Behavior Cultural Determinant Bathing Suit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA

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