Many drowning tragedies are preventable; understanding where drowning happens makes it easier to prevent.
According to a major study in the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, infants are most likely to drown inside the home (in bathtubs or buckets) and toddlers are most likely to drown in swimming pools or hot tubs.
Boys are far more likely to drown than girls. Kids are most likely to drown during the ages of most active exploration. Overall, toddlers and adolescents are at the highest risk, with the peak ages of drowning at 1-4 years old and 15-19 years old.
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