The Epicenter Database 2009 Statistics


  • Unintentional Drowning deaths of children ages 0 to 18 in California were 93 in 2009 as compared to 82 in 2008 (and 96 in 2007)
  • Unintentional Drownings of the youngest age 0 was 2 in 2009, down from 3 in 2008, and way down from 10 in 2007
  • Ages 1-4- up in 2009 to 56 children lost (48 in 2008, 53 in 2007), Ages 5-9 up to 12 deaths in 2009 (as compared to 10 in 2008 and 8 in 2007)


  • Source: http://epicenter.cdph.ca.gov


    United States Center For Disease Control

    Water-Related Injuries: Fact Sheet - www.cdc.gov


    California Victims of Near Drowning Managed by the State

    By Age Groups - 1995-2006 |  December 2006 (PDF)

    By Residence Type - 1995 - 2006 |  December 2006 (PDF)

    By County of Residence - December 2006 (PDF)

    Source: California Department of Developmental Services

    California Toddler Drowning Deaths (ages 0 through 4)

    Drowning Deaths in California (1999-2008) (PDF)

    Source: California Department of Health Services, Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control Branch



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