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Table 1 Number and crude mortality rate of drowning deaths by category, Australia by year and overall, 2006–2014

From: Pattern of intentional drowning mortality: a total population retrospective cohort study in Australia, 2006–2014

Year Intentional drowning Unintentional drowning Water-transport related drowning Undetermined intent drowning All drowning deaths
Number of deaths Mortality rate (per 100,000)a Number of deaths Mortality rate (per 100,000)a Number of deaths Mortality rate (per 100,000)a Number of deaths Mortality rate (per 100,000)a Number of deaths Mortality rate (per 100,000)a
2006 46 0.22 209 1.02 27 0.13 16 0.08 298 1.46
2007 47 0.23 191 0.92 23 0.11 25 0.12 286 1.37
2008 48 0.23 184 0.87 20 0.09 32 0.15 284 1.34
2009 54 0.25 201 0.93 37 0.17 21 0.10 313 1.44
2010 46 0.21 221 1.00 34 0.15 21 0.10 322 1.46
2011 48 0.21 167 0.75 90 0.40 17 0.08 322 1.44
2012 50 0.22 194 0.85 49 0.22 8 0.04 301 1.32
2013 58 0.25 212 0.92 44 0.19 11 0.05 325 1.40
2014 53 0.23 186 0.79 18 0.08 22 0.09 279 1.19
Total 450 0.23b 1765 0.89b 342 0.17b 173 0.09b 2730 1.38b
  1. Data Source: ABS Cause of Death Unit Record File 2006–2014
  2. aThe population of Australia used as the denominators in calculating the rates were derived from ABS data [21]
  3. bThe crude mortality rate for the period of 2006–2014 (per 100,000)