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Demographics Of Pediatric Drowning

According to CDC statistics from 2010, in the United States, drowning was the leading cause of accidents and deaths among children aged 1 to 4 years, the second leading cause in children aged 5 to 9 years, and the third leading cause in children aged 10 to 14 years.2,3 Similar statistics are mirrored in the drowning death rates in Australia and Europe.4,5 For lowand middle-income countries, the drowning rates for children are much higher, and children aged 1 to 3 years old are at the greatest risk.6

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