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Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning

This indicator shows the age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population due to unintentional drownings.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning

1.8
1.6
Comparison: FL State Value 

1.6

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Prevention & Safety, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Unintentional drowning is a leading cause of death for children aged 14 or younger, and this age group contributes to two deaths per day. The number of people receiving emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries is four times the number of fatalities. Nonfatal drowning can cause serious brain damage resulting in memory loss, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning : Time Series

2006: 1.5 2007: 1.8 2008: 1.7 2009: 1.7 2010: 1.2 2011: 1.0 2012: 0.9 2013: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning by Gender

Female: 0.7 Male: 2.5 Overall: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 2.0 Hispanic: 1.3 White: 1.5 Overall: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning

Comparison: Prior Value 

1.6

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Prevention & Safety, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Unintentional drowning is a leading cause of death for children aged 14 or younger, and this age group contributes to two deaths per day. The number of people receiving emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries is four times the number of fatalities. Nonfatal drowning can cause serious brain damage resulting in memory loss, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning : Time Series

2006: 1.5 2007: 1.8 2008: 1.7 2009: 1.7 2010: 1.2 2011: 1.0 2012: 0.9 2013: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning by Gender

Female: 0.7 Male: 2.5 Overall: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Unintentional Drowning by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 2.0 Hispanic: 1.3 White: 1.5 Overall: 1.6

deaths/100,000 population