Table 3.

Childhood Drownings by Site and Selected Characteristics: United States, 1995

CharacteristicDomestic n (%)*Artificial Pools n (%)*Freshwater n (%)*Saltwater n (%)*Unspecified n (%)*
Age (y)
 <151 (78)9 (14)4 (6)0 (0)1 (2)
 1–248 (14)203 (58)77 (22)0 (0)22 (6)
 3–43 (2)88 (51)61 (36)0 (0)19 (11)
 5–99 (4)64 (31)113 (54)5 (2)17 (8)
 10–145 (2)46 (21)134 (61)13 (6)21 (10)
 15–199 (2)47 (12)280 (69)39 (10)32 (8)
Region
 West33 (10)130 (38)154 (45)13 (4)15 (4)
 Midwest28 (10)64 (23)161 (59)0 (0)21 (8)
 South52 (9)201 (34)258 (43)26 (4)59 (10)
 New England5 (13)8 (21)21 (54)2 (5)3 (8)
 Mid-Atlantic7 (4)54 (33)75 (45)16 (10)14 (8)
Gender
 Male53 (5)317 (30)548 (52)52 (5)80 (8)
 Female72 (19)140 (38)121 (33)5 (1)32 (9)
Race
 White82 (8)314 (31)518 (50)34 (3)78 (8)
 Black38 (12)121 (38)110 (35)19 (6)29 (9)
 Other/unknown5 (6)22 (29)41 (53)4 (5)5 (6)
  • * Row percent: percent of total number of drownings within the specific age, region, gender, or race category.

  • Regions defined as follows: New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT; Mid-Atlantic: NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, DC, VA; Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, OH, WI, WV; South: AL, AR, MS, FL, GA, KY, LA, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX; West: AK, AZ, HI, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY.