Published July 17, 2017

Who’s more likely to drown?

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children, and remains among the top 10 causes of accidental death into middle age.

Where does drowning rank among the top causes of accidental death for different age groups?

Under age 1                        No. 6

Ages 1-4                               No. 1

Ages 5-9                               No. 2

Ages 10-14                          No. 5

Ages 15-24                          No. 6

Ages 25-34                          No. 8

Ages 35-44                          No. 9

Ages 45-54                          No. 10

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 data