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Drowning Death Statistics

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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 male71 %
Drowning death rate for children under age 53 per 100,000
Percent of child drownings that happen within 25 yards of an adult55 %
Percent of all accidental deaths worldwide caused by drowning7 %
Percent of drownings where watercraft was in use16 %
Increased rate of drowning for African American children over White children5.5 times higher
Number of emergency room pool and spa related injuries treated annually4,900
Location of Unintentional DrowningsPercent of Drownings
Lakes24 %
Swimming pool19 %
Rivers18 %
Inland waterways16 %
Beaches13 %
Ocean / Harbor locations10 %
Location of Drowning Deaths for Children 5 Years or YoungerPercent
In-Ground pools58 %
Above-ground pools17 %
Portable pools9 %
Bathtub4 %
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Most Common Drowning FactorsPercent of Drownings
Lack of swimming ability34%
Failure to wear life jackets21 %
Alcohol Use18 %
Seizure Disorders8 %
Other19 %
States With Highest Percent of Drowning DeathsPercent of Drowning Deaths
Florida12 %
California9 %
Texas6 %
Arizona5 %
Georgia4 %
New York3 %
North Carolina3 %
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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: March 16, 2017

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