September 2009

Drowning and near drowning

On average, each month 6 people are seen in a hospital for a drowning or near drowning incident. Children and youth represent the majority of cases. Learn more about drowning and near drowning incidents in September's Ontario Injury Compass. The Septemer issue of Compass is part of a series of e-reports produced by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. Each report focuses on a single injury issue and provides Ontario data broken down by age, sex and region. Each report also includes prevention tips and a list of additional resources pertaining to the injury topic.

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Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

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