Fast Five Quiz: Drowning

Richard H. Sinert, DO


June 25, 2020

According to the CDC, most children aged 1-4 years drown in home swimming pools. The percentage of drownings in natural water settings, including lakes, rivers, and oceans, increases with age. More than half of fatal and nonfatal drownings among those aged 15 years and older occurred in natural water settings. Drownings among infants younger than 1 year mostly occur in bathtubs, toilets, or buckets.

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