Every year in the United States there are over 4,000* fatal unintentional drownings, including boating-related drowning.1
Drowning death rates vary from state to state. The annual age-adjusted drowning death rate in the United States during 2016-2020 was 1.28 deaths per 100,000 people (including boating-related drowning deaths). The map below shows annual age-adjusted unintentional drowning death rates during 2016-2020.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) [Online]. Available at http://wonder.cdc.gov. Accessed 10 August 2022.
*An average of 4,012 unintentional drowning deaths occurred each year from 2011–2020.1
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars.