More On Drownings

June 27, 2007

As a follow up to our post on drownings we’re providing month-by-month data by race, sex, and type of drowning. This is an example of the type of data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics’s National Vital Statistics System.

Accident to watercraft causing drowning and submersion

Water‑transport‑related drowning and submersion without accident to watercraft

Drowning and submersion while in bathtub

Drowning and submersion following fall into bathtub

Drowning and submersion while in swimming pool

Drowning and submersion following fall into swimming pool

Drowning and submersion while in natural water

Drowning and submersion following fall into natural water

Other specified drowning and submersion

Unspecified drowning and submersion


Drownings

June 14, 2007

The onset of summer means more people will be engaged in recreational activities in or around the water and will be at greater risk of drowning. CDC has developed an extensive fact sheet on water related injuries. It provides a great factual basis for a feature article.