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Minimum Data Set on Fatal Drowning: Coding and Definitions Manual

TitleMinimum Data Set on Fatal Drowning: Coding and Definitions Manual
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPeden, A, Byers, B, Bech, E
Abstract

Drowning data collection and analysis of drowning statistics occurs in many countries around the world to varying degrees of sophistication. There is a need for basic documentation to outline a consistent set of codes and terminology for collecting data on fatal drowning and as a starting point for countries wishing to
commence collecting and analysing fatal drowning data for research and prevention purposes.

This document will be a coding manual and data dictionary outlining a minimum set of variables for collection of fatal drowning data. The document will include the coding framework for each variable and definitions of each of the codes where relevant (i.e. aquatic location, activity prior to drowning).