Monday, June 23, 2014

Drowning Statistics

Every summer weekend seems to bring stories of accidental drownings.  How common is drowning?  From 1999 through 2010, a total of 46,419 deaths from unintentional drowning (including boating) occurred in the United States, an average of 3,868 deaths per year.  The average number of deaths per day was higher on weekends, and men were more likely than women to drown in a natural water source such as a lake or river.  To read more fascinating facts about drowning, see this page from the Centers for Disease Control:

It might convince you to vacation in the desert this year.  (But even the desert has bath tubs.)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.