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Drowning Report

Findings

Fatalities

In 2018, female fatalities were up 20% on the 2013 - 2017 five year average.

50% of female drownings in 2018 occurred in Auckland and Northland.

61% of female drownings in 2018 were Accidental Immersions while 35% of male fatalities were.

Hospitalisations

The 2018 hospitalisation gender ratio is 1.8 males to every one female, compared to 2.9 males to every one female in 2017.

Female hospitalisations in 2018 are up 90% on 2017 and up 31% on the 2013 - 2017 five year average.

Swimming was the highest activity for hospitalisations in 2018 (29%) followed by accidental Immersion (24%).

The highest male activity for hospitilisations in 2018 was swimming (27%) followed by boating (26%)

 

 

 
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