Table 4.

Risk of Drowning for Blacks Compared With Whites by Age, Gender, and Site

Age, yAll Drownings*RateNatural Freshwater RateSwimming Pools Rate
BlackWhiteRR 95% CIBlackWhiteRR 95% CIBlackWhiteRR 95% CI
Male
 1–42.84.40.6 (0.4–0.9)0.31.20.3 (0.1–0.6)1.72.50.7 (0.4–1.0)
 5–93.01.32.3 (1.6–3.2)1.10.91.3 (0.7–2.1)1.30.34.4 (2.4–8.0)
 10–144.81.14.4 (3.2–6.0)2.30.82.7 (1.8–4.1)1.40.115.1 (6.7–38.5)
 15–195.73.61.6 (1.2–2.0)2.82.81.0 (0.7–1.4)1.90.112.8 (6.5–26.9)
Female
 1–42.22.50.9 (0.6–1.3)0.50.60.8 (0.3–1.7)1.21.21.0 (0.5–1.7)
 5–90.60.41.4 (0.6–2.7)0.10.20.3 (0.0–1.5)0.50.14.3 (1.5–12.1)
 10–141.10.52.2 (1.2–3.9)0.40.31.1 (0.4–2.7)0.40.13.2 (1.0–9.7)
 15–190.80.42.0 (1.0–4.0)0.30.21.3 (0.4–3.7)0.30.010.1 (2.0–72.5)
  • * Includes other sites not shown separately.

  • Number of drowning deaths per 100 000 person-years.

  • RR—Rate ratio comparing drowning rates among blacks versus whites.