Table 1.

Characteristics of Children Who Drowned, United States, 1995

Characteristic*Number (%)
Age
 <165 (5)
 1–4521 (37)
 5–9208 (15)
 10–14219 (15)
 15–19407 (29)
Gender
 Male1050 (74)
 Female370 (26)
Race
 White1026 (72)
 Black317 (22)
 Native American37 (3)
 Asian8 (1)
 Other15 (1)
 Not stated17 (1)
  • * Data obtained from death certificates of 1420 unintentional, nonboat-related drownings that occurred in 1995.

  • Age on the date of submersion.