Apr 01, 2004 · Chochinov, in a review of boating fatalities in Canada, argues that alcohol is an important contributor to boating related drowning, and that the use of alcohol in association with the operation of a boat should be seen as socially irresponsible, as is drinking and driving. 52 However, the focus on boat operators (“designated operators”) in Cited by: 127. Jul 13, 2016 · The drowning death rate in Canada has changed dramatically over time from over 2.0 per 100,000 in the early 1990s to 1.4 per 100,000 in recent years. No formal analysis has been conducted to determine whether this change is accompanied by a change in the epidemiological characteristics of drowning in Canada.Cited by: 10.
Adults Did you know that adults make up the biggest group of drowning victims in Canada? Young men are at especially risk because of alcohol consumption during boating, failure to wear PFDs, or going out alone or in poor conditions. Even adults need to follow basic best practices to stay safe. Alcohol Use: Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70% of deaths associated with water recreation, almost a quarter of ED visits for drowning, and about one in five reported boating deaths. 2,15,17 Alcohol influences balance, coordination, and judgment, and its effects are heightened by sun exposure and heat. 17.
The use of alcohol increases the risk for drowning across developed and developing nations. Alcohol is involved in approximately 50% of fatal drownings, and 35% of non-fatal drownings. Among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in almost a quarter Complications: Hypothermia, aspiration of vomit, acute . 10-Year Study on Drownings in Canada. This comprehensive study, the first of its kind, examines the circumstances surrounding drowning deaths in Canada between the years 1991and 2000. What sets this study apart from other annual reports of drowning statistics is the detailed analysis of long-term trends.