Drowning Still a Top Cause of Death for Young Kids

April 15, 2014 9:18 PM

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Drowning Still a Top Cause of Death for Young Kids

For children under age 5, drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities in recent years, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between 1999 and 2010, more than 46,000 people died from drowning in the United States, or more than 10 per day, according to the report. However, drowning death rates have decreased over time for most age groups, the report said.

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