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Table 3 Drowning cause and locations among 271 PDVs

From: Mortality among drowning rescuers in China, 2013: a review of 225 rescue incidents from the press

  N (%)
Locations of drowning
 River/creek/stream 176 65.7
 Lake 31 11.6
 Pond 26 9.7
 Ditch 14 5.2
 Other (e.g., reservoir, well, swimming pool) 11 4.1
 Sea/beach 10 3.7
 Total 268 100.0
Cause of drowning
 Falling from the bank 142 64.6
 Traffic accident 30 13.6
 Suicide 18 8.2
 Other (e.g., swimming accident, flood, electric shock) 11 5.0
 Row/raft 10 4.6
 Sliding off in the water close to the shore 9 4.1
 Total 220 100.0
  1. The inconsistencies among the total frequencies of certain variables were caused by missing data