Annual Fatality Rates and Associated Risk Factors for Recreational Scuba Diving

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Annual Fatality Rates and Associated Risk Factors for Recreational Scuba Diving

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dc.contributor.author Denoble, PJ en_US
dc.contributor.author Marroni, A en_US
dc.contributor.author Vann, RD en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-16T20:30:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-16T20:30:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Denoble, PJ; Marroni, A; Vann, RD. Annual Fatality Rates and Associated Risk Factors for Recreational Scuba Diving In: Vann RD, Lang MA, eds. Recreational Diving Fatalities. Proceedings of the Divers Alert Network 2010 April 8-10 Workshop. Durham, N.C.: Divers Alert Network, 2011. ISBN #978-0-615-54812-8. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-54812-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9329
dc.description Copyright © 2011 by Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place Durham, NC 27705. This book is available for download at no cost as a PDF file from the Divers Alert Network website (http://www.DiversAlertNetwork.org/). Opinions and data presented at the Conference and in these Proceedings are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Divers Alert Network. en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper assesses factors that affect the risks of dying while diving, discusses possible preventive interventions, reviews measures of recreational diving fatality rates, and explores fatality rates and safety criteria from other fields. Fatality rates vary according to estimation methods, demographics, and diving practices. The annual fatality rate (AFR) of 16.4 per 100,000 insured Divers Alert Network (DAN) members was similar to the rate recorded by the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) but may be higher than the rate in the general scuba population. The most common causes of scuba fatalities were gas supply problems, emergency ascent, and cardiac events. The effects of age and gender were particularly striking. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship US Naval Sea Systems Command; US Office of Naval Research, Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Divers Alert Network en_US
dc.subject diving en_US
dc.subject fatality en_US
dc.subject DAN en_US
dc.subject estimation en_US
dc.subject methods en_US
dc.subject demographics en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject age en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject population en_US
dc.subject gas supply problem en_US
dc.subject out of air en_US
dc.subject emergency ascent en_US
dc.subject cardiac en_US
dc.title Annual Fatality Rates and Associated Risk Factors for Recreational Scuba Diving en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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