Table 1

ICD-10 drowning codes and other relevant codes (n=1375)

As referred to within this studyICD-10 codeDefinitionNumber of cases as the UCoD (n)
Primary drowning codes
(W65-74 Accidental drowning and submersion)
W65Drowning and submersion while in bathtub40
W66Drowning and submersion following fall into bathtub9
W67Drowning and submersion while in swimming pool94
W68Drowning and submersion following fall into swimming pool62
W69Drowning and submersion while in natural water384
W70Drowning and submersion following fall into natural water156
W73Other specified drowning and submersion45
W74Unspecified drowning and submersion76
Drowning-related codesT75.1Drowning and non-fatal submersion3
V90Drowning and submersion due to accident to watercraft78
V92Drowning and submersion due to accident on board watercraft, without accident to watercraft50
X38Victim of flood34
Y21Drowning and submersion, undetermined intent84
Intentional drowning codeX71Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion19
X92Assault by drowning and submersion0
Examples of non-drowning codesG40Epilepsy40
I25Chronic ischaemic heart disease23
R99Ill-defined and unknown cause of mortality15
  • ICD, International Classification of Diseases; UCoD, underlying cause of death.