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Table 2 Drowning location by Australian Indigenous status and age group 0-19 years, Queensland 2002–2008 (N =1053)

From: Drowning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents in Queensland (Australia)

  Non-indigenous Indigenous  
  Rank of locations by % of drowning events (n) Rank of 5 locations by % of drowning events (n) P valuea
(n = 859) (n = 78)
0-19 years 1. Pools 64 % (549) 1. Pools 47 % (37) X2 = 10.82 df3 p = .013
2. Natural water 15 % (133) 2. Bath 21 % (16)
3. Bath 12 % (103) 3. Natural water 17 % (13)
4. Coast 9 % (74) 4. Coast 15 % (12)
AGE GROUP Leading locations by % of drowning events within age group (n) Leading locations by % of drowning events within age group (n)  
(n = 859) (n = 78)
  X2 = 228.2 df = 6 < 0.001b X2 = 15.27 df = 6 p < 0.01b  
0 to 4 years (n = 669) 1. Pool 70 % (426) 1. Pool 52 % (30)  
2. Bath 16 % (97) 2. Bath 26 % (15)
3. Natural water 12 % (74) 3. Natural water 12 % (7)
4. Beach or ocean 2 % (14) 4. Beach or ocean 10 % (6)
<1 year 1. Bath 67 % (55) 1. Bath (np)  
2. Pool 21 % (17) 2. Pool (np)
3. Natural water (np) 3. Natural water (np)
4. Beach or ocean (np)
1 to 4 years 1. Pool 77 % (409) 1. Pool 60 % (29)
2. Natural water 12 % (65) 2. Bath 15 % (7)
3. Bath 8 % (42) 3. Natural water / Beach or ocean 25 % (12)
4. Beach or ocean 3 % (13)
5 to 9 years (n = 118) 1. Pool 75 % (80) 1. Pool (np)  
2. Natural water 15 % (16) 2. Beach or ocean (np)
3. Beach or ocean (np) 3. Natural water (np)
4. Bath (np) 4. Bath (np)
10 to 19 years (n = 150) 1. Beach or ocean 36 % (50) 1. Beach or ocean (np)  
2. Pool 31 % (43) 2. Natural water (np)
3. Natural water 30 % (43) 3. Pool (np)
4. Bath 3 % (5)
  1. afrequency of specific age group at four locations (Beach or ocean, Pools, Natural water (inc Other), and Baths) comparing Indigenous status. Note: Location was unknown in 116 (11 %) of cases where indigenous status was known; bthis chi-square relates to comparison between age groups 0–4, 5–9 and 10-19 years and location for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous separately; np = not publishable due to small numbers <5 and/or being potentially identifiable
  2. Percents and numbers have not been presented intentionally, where small numbers may breach our ethics and access compliance, consequently percents may not add to 100 % within age groups