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Table 1 Fatal drowning in the Netherlands 1998–2017. Comparison between the three main causes of drowning. Additional data on age groups is available as Supplementary Table to Figure 1 and Table 1

From: Fatal drowning statistics from the Netherlands – an example of an aggregated demographic profile

1998–2017 Suicide by drowning Accidental drowning Transport accidents with drowning
Number of drownings 2366 2117 905
Percentage of total drowning 42.5% 39.1% 16.2%
Incidence per 100,000 0.72 0.64 0.28
Male / female 1.44 3.80 3.92
Average age 58.7 yrs 44.5 yrs 45.7 yrs
Age group with the highest number of deaths 60–69 yrs. (n = 508)
incidence 1.48
0–9 yrs. (n = 316) and 50–59 yrs. (n = 316)
incidence 0.82 and 0.71 resp.
20–29 yrs. (n = 183)
incidence 0.44
Age group with the lowest number of deaths 0–9 yrs. (n = 0) 10–19 yrs. (n = 129) 0–9 yrs. (n = 21)
Age group with the highest incidence 80+ yrs. (n = 267)
incidence 2.14
80+ yrs. (n = 165)
incidence 1.32
80+ yrs. (n = 62)
incidence 0.50
Age group with the lowest incidence 0–9 yrs. (n = 0)
incidence 0.00
10–19 yrs. (n = 129)
incidence 0.33
0–9 yrs. (n = 21)
incidence 0.05
  1. Values represent absolute numbers with percentages and incidence per 100,000 population stratified by causes of drowning and age groups