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Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, January 2018
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Title
Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters
Published in
Environmental Health, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12940-017-0347-9
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Authors

Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Coady Wing, Rachael M. Jones, Samuel Dorevitch

Abstract

Activities such as swimming, paddling, motor-boating, and fishing are relatively common on US surface waters. Water recreators have a higher rate of acute gastrointestinal illness, along with other illnesses including respiratory, ear, eye, and skin symptoms, compared to non-water recreators. The quantity and costs of such illnesses are unknown on a national scale. Recreational waterborne illness incidence and severity were estimated using data from prospective cohort studies of water recreation, reports of recreational waterborne disease outbreaks, and national water recreation statistics. Costs associated with medication use, healthcare provider visits, emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, lost productivity, long-term sequelae, and mortality were aggregated. An estimated 4 billion surface water recreation events occur annually, resulting in an estimated 90 million illnesses nationwide and costs of $2.2- $3.7 billion annually (central 90% of values). Illnesses of moderate severity (visit to a health care provider or ED) were responsible for over 65% of the economic burden (central 90% of values: $1.4- $2.4 billion); severe illnesses (result in hospitalization or death) were responsible for approximately 8% of the total economic burden (central 90% of values: $108- $614 million). Recreational waterborne illnesses are associated with a substantial economic burden. These findings may be useful in cost-benefit analysis for water quality improvement and other risk reduction initiatives.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 124 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 21%
Researcher 23 19%
Student > Master 19 15%
Professor 8 6%
Student > Bachelor 7 6%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 20 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 30 24%
Engineering 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 4%
Other 30 24%
Unknown 33 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 518. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2021.
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#30,976
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Outputs from Environmental Health
#13
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#1,077
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#3
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