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Where children drown, United States , 1995

Document Date: December 22, 2006
Document Source: Pediatrics Journal
Document: BRENNER_0-1
Ruth A. Brenner
Mary D. Overpeck
Eileen P. Kessler
Gordon S. Smith
Ann C. Trumble
Posted:  December 21, 2006

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 to 19 years. Details about the specific site of submersion are important for implementation of primary prevention efforts, but are not routinely available from national data.
younger children were most likely to drown in swimming pools, whereas older children were most likely to drown in natural bodies of freshwater such as rivers and lakes.