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Drowning deaths in Sweden with emphasis on the presence of alcohol and drugs – a retrospective study, 1992–2009

Kristin Ahlm*, Britt-Inger Saveman and Ulf Björnstig

BMC Public Health 2013, 13:216  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-216

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Qualitative Study on the results - Swedish boat association with members in the most associated group middle/older males. Have sustained experience of deaths caused by alcohol and drugs.

Lars Erik Larsson   (2014-12-17 11:27)  Akloma Bioscience AB

Dear Kristin Ahlm and BMC,


As a chairman of a Swedish boating association and as an assosciate of Akloma Bioscience I would like to make my presence.

The T1 table by Ahlm et al. shows that most corresponding deaths occured in Stockholm. Me and my members are willing for in-depth interviews if there would be qualitative study based on the segment group middle/older age males located in Stockholm.

Don't hesitate to contact me. You can find the responding details on our contact web site.



Lars Erik Larsson

Competing interests

 As a boat owner and chairman for a boating association I m aware of sociological factors of the deaths. We have had members who have been drinking and currently have members drinking.


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