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Drowning, in numbers

Posted: 07/6/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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344

Number of preventable water-related deaths in Canada in 2012 (preliminary data)

14

number of deaths in Manitoba in 2012

77

percentage of Canadian drownings between 2006-'10 where PFD/lifejacket was not worn

73

percentage of baby boomers in 2006-'10 who drowned while not wearing a PFD/lifejacket

19

The percentage increase in deaths for the 50-64 age group during the past five years (2006-'10 vs. 2001-'05)

13

The percentage decrease for deaths for children under 5 during the same time

53

percentage of drownings for children under 5 in 2006-'10 where caregiver attention lapsed or caregiver was absent

107

number of baby boomers who drowned in 2006-'10, highest of any demographic

2.2

per 100,000 -- the 18-24 age group has the highest death rate of any demographic

83

percentage of drowning victims who are male

63

percentage of drownings that occurred in lakes or rivers/streams (2006-'10)

6

percentage of drownings that occurred in private pools (2006-'10)

-- Source: Livesaving Society

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 6, 2013 D3

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