What is the incidence of drowning in the UK?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: G Patricia Cantwell, MD, FCCM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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British data suggest that approximately 10% of drownings in the United Kingdome occur in the domestic setting, most frequently during baths, in water-filled containers both indoors and outdoors, and in garden ponds. [28] Structures overhanging water posed a particular risk. Young children (< 5 years) and older adults were shown to be at highest risk. [28, 29, 30]


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