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  • Drowning and choking are the two leading causes of unintentionally injury related deaths in children under the age of 14.
  • If you retain only 20% of Infant/Child CPR & Choking Maneuver education and administer that to a child in crisis, you have an 80% chance of saving their life.
  • It has been proven that children’s bodies respond much quicker and easier than adults.
  • Brain damage will most likely occur in a child due to loss of oxygen in only 6-10 minutes.
  • Drowning is not seasonal it occurs year round and 80% of drownings occur indoors.
  • Children under the age of 4 have a drowning death rate more than 3 times greater than other age groups and account for 80% of home drownings.
  • Male children have a drowning rate more than 2 times that of a female. However females have a bathtub drowning rate twice that of males.
  • Low-income children are at greater risk from non-swimming drownings.
  • Nine out of 10 drowning related deaths occurred while children were being supervised.
  • Children can drown in as little as one inch of water.
  • The total annual cost of drowning among children ages 14 and under is approximately $5.7 billion. Children under ages of 4 account for $3.5 billion or more than half of these costs.
  • Airway obstruction injury (including choking, suffocation and strangulation) is the leading cause of accidental injury-related death among infants under the age of 1.
  • 88% of deaths and nearly 80% of hospital emergency room visits for airway obstruction were among children under the age of 4.
  • The total annual cost of airway obstruction injury among children ages 14 and under is nearly $5 billion.
  • Airway obstruction injuries can also result from entanglement or entrapment.
  • The majority of childhood choking results from food.
  • Low-income children are at greater risk of choking from recycled toy use.
  • Latex balloons are the cause of 30% of toy related airway obstruction.
  • Children under the age of 4 account for nearly half of toy-related injuries and almost 90% of deaths.
  • The majority of toy-related injuries are minor. Approximately 97% of children seen in hospital emergency rooms for toy related injuries were treated and released.
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