Table 4

Trends over time in drowning location incidence rates by severity and age, Queensland, 2002–2008

Age yearsPool (n=565)Bath (n=135)Inland water (n=140)Coast (n=118)
Non-fatalTotalNon-fatalTotalNon-fatalTotalNon-fatalTotal
0–421.68**↑23.94*↑6.366.85↓2.483.18↑0.801.13↑
<14.554.81↓18.1919.53↓1.071.07↓npnp
1–426.01**↑28.78*↑3.383.65↓2.843.72↑1.281.35↑
5–93.40**↑3.55**↑0.100.16↔0.781.20↑0.47*↑0.63*↑
10–141.511.56↑npnp1.00***↑1.20↑1.151.30↑
15–190.871.07↑0.150.20↑1.171.68↑2.752.90↔
  • *p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001 increases (↑); decreases (↓); or no change (←→) in drowning incidence over time; trends only shown for total drowning or where significant; np, not publishable due to small numbers being potentially identifiable.