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Drowning Death Statistics

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Drowning Death Statistics Data
Average number of drowning deaths per year in the U.S. 3,443
Average number of children who drown in swimming pools each year in the U.S. 390
Percent of drowning death victims who are male 71 %
Drowning death rate for children under age 5 3 per 100,000
Percent of child drownings that happen within 25 yards of an adult 55 %
Percent of all accidental deaths worldwide caused by drowning 7 %
Percent of drownings where watercraft was in use 16 %
Increased rate of drowning for African American children over White children 5.5 times higher
Number of emeregency room pool and spa releated injuries treated annually 4,900
Location of Unintentional Drownings Percent of Drownings
Lakes 24 %
Swimming pool 19 %
Rivers 18 %
Inland waterways 16 %
Beaches 13 %
Ocean / Harbor locations 10 %
Location of Drowning Deaths for Children 5 Years or Younger Percent
In-Ground pools 58 %
Above-ground pools 17 %
Portable pools 9 %
Bathtub 4 %
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Most Common Drowning Factors Percent of Drownings
Lack of swimming ability 34%
Failure to wear life jackets 21 %
Alcohol Use 18 %
Seizure Disorders 8 %
Other 19 %
States With Highest Percent of Drowning Deaths Percent of Drowning Deaths
Florida 12 %
California 9 %
Texas 6 %
Arizona 5 %
Georgia 4 %
New York 3 %
North Carolina 3 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, U.S Coast Guard, National Recreation and Park Association
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 17, 2015

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