“Who Drowns in the United States?”

Title“Who Drowns in the United States?”
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBranche, C
Conference NameInternational Medical-Rescue Conference
Date Published09/1997
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationSan Diego, California, USA
Call Number05
Other Numbers024

Between 1988 and 1994, U.S. drowning rates have steadily declined, with 3,942 deaths (1.57 per 100,000 population) in 1994. To determine if the risk of drowning is uniform across all groups of individuals and in all recreational waters, we must examine the major risk factors for drowning-age, sex, race, and setting-and a number of behavioral risk factors. Appropriate interventions can be developed once we understand the risk factors for drowning.