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RESEARCH:

Dangerous Waters: Profiles of Fatal Childhood Drownings in the U.S. 2005-2014

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Safe Kids Worldwide - National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, Michigan Public Health Institute

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Study
DATE: 2016


Drowning remains a leading cause of unintentional injury death among children despite significant reductions in the number of deaths over the past three decades. The number of drowning deaths in 0‐19 year olds decreased from 1,886 in 1985 to 892 in 2014, representing almost a 60 percent reduction in the rate of fatal drowning over the thirty year period. However, a closer look at the change over time reveals that the decrease in number of fatal drownings has slowed over the past ten years. In order to better understand this issue, Safe Kids Worldwide undertook an analysis of existing data on fatal drowning to explore current patterns among children ages 0‐17 years.

 

COUNTRY

USA

AUTHORS

Safe Kids Worldwide

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

3,434 children aged 0-17 who fatally drowned

Years 2005- 2014 data

ACTIVITY

Bathing

Swimming

ENVIRONMENT

Bathtubs

Private swimming pools

Public swimming pools

Natural water

Ponds

Wells

AGE

0 -19

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

Caucasian

African American

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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