Drowning or Injury

Drowning is a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages (CDC Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research [WONDER] 2010).

For more information on water related injuries, visit the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control website.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation.

You may also search specific injuries using WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), which is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.

For information on drowning data in California visit, EPICenter, which houses California's drowning, injury, and fatality data online.

Check out the 2007 World Drowning Report in the November 2007 edition of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE).

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2011 Stay Safe In and Around Swimming Pools

Unintentional Drowning, Get the Facts