This indicator measures drowning while in or falling into a bath-tub, swimming-pool, natural water or tank/reservoir or other not specified body of water. This measure does not include water transport related drowning.
Drowning is a preventable event. Nationally, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitalization rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries). These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state).
In 2019, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Unintentional Drowning Deaths (All) in Alachua County was 1.6 compared to Florida at 1.7. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Unintentional Drowning Deaths, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year