Table 1

Drowning location for all drowning by age group, gender and fatality ratios (n=1088)*

Location0–4 years (%)5–9 years (%)10–19 years (%)All drowning (%)Fatality ratio†
Pool489 (67.5)94 (69.1)60 (26.6)643 (59.1)0.09
 Public196
 Private367‡
Inland water60 (6.3)24 (17.6)61 (27.1)146 (13.4)0.32
 Static water680.35
 Dynamic water780.30
Bath128 (17.7)np (2.2)5 (2.2)136 (12.5)0.09
Coastal22 (3.0)15 (11.0)97 (43.1)136 (12.5)0.10
 Shoreline127
 Offshore9
Other man-made water hazards25 (3.5)02 (8.8)27 (2.5)0.69
  • (%) Within location.

  • Data on frequency of other man-made water hazards are presented in this table, but for analyses this category was collapsed into missing.

  • *Drowning location was not able to be identified for 211 drowning events (16%).

  • †Fatality ratio=number of fatal events/number of non-fatal events.

  • ‡Eighty pools were not able to be identified as public or private.

  • np, Not publishable due to small numbers.