Who is most at risk? Where do most drownings occur?
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 have the highest drowning rates, and most occur in home swimming pools. Drownings are the cause of more deaths among children between ages 1 and 4 “than any other cause except congenital anomalies (birth defects),” according to the CDC. It is also the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 behind motor vehicle crashes.