QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Deaths Involving Injuries from Recreational and Nonrecreational Use of Watercraft,* by Month — United States, 2018–2020
Weekly / May 27, 2022 / 71(21);720
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* Deaths were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes V90–V94 (water transport) for a total of 1,508 deaths during 2018–2020. Water transport includes recreational and nonrecreational use of motorized (e.g., merchant ship, ferry, passenger ship, fishing boat, and jet ski) and nonmotorized (e.g., canoe, kayak, inflatable craft, surfboard, and windsurfer) watercraft. Deaths resulted from drowning, submersion, and other types of injuries. All water transport deaths were unintentional.
During 2018–2020, 1,508 deaths occurred involving injuries from recreational and nonrecreational use of watercraft. The percentage of deaths each month ranged from 3.0% in December to 16.6% in July. Most deaths (68.6%) occurred during May–September.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
Reported by: Matthew F. Garnett, MPH, Mgarnett@cdc.gov, 301-458-4383; Merianne R. Spencer, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Deaths Involving Injuries from Recreational and Nonrecreational Use of Watercraft, by Month — United States, 2018–2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:720. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7121a5external icon.
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