Demographic Profile of Deaths Due to Drowning in and Around Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Authors

  • K. Ravimuni
  • K. Usha Rani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17571

Keywords:

Awareness, circumstances, collection, complex, drowning, data, proposed, reduction

Abstract

Drowning is a leading and preventable cause of death that has suffered an attention deficit. The World
Health Organization identifies data collection as a key strategy underpinning effective interventions.
The circumstances leading to drowning are complex. People interact with water primarily for recreation
and often interact with water due to daily life or occupational endeavours. A Significant reduction
the number of drowning deaths among young children in private swimming pools has been achieved
through over 30 years of focused work on the epidemiology and risk factors for drowning in private
swimming pools among young children. Proposed contributory factors for drowning in rivers include
a lack of barriers controlling access to water, an absence of adult supervision for young children, poor
swimming skills, minimal awareness of the dangers, the consumption of alcohol, transportation on
water, a lack of safe water supply, and disasters related to flooding.

Author Biographies

K. Ravimuni

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, NIMRA Medical College & Hospital, Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

K. Usha Rani

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Koneru Lakshmiah EducationalFounation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

K. Ravimuni, & K. Usha Rani. (2021). Demographic Profile of Deaths Due to Drowning in and Around Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 670–676. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17571