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Drownings

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of deaths from drowning in the following age groups in 1984: (a) under five years, (b) five to 14 years, (c) 15 to 25 years, (d) 25 to 40 years, (e) 40 to 55 years, (f) 55 to 65 years, (g) 65 to 75 years and (h) over 75 years.

The information is given in the table.

Deaths from Drowning in England and Wales. 1984 (ICD (9)1* Code 994·1)
Age groups (in years)MalesFemalesTotal
All582389971
0–430939
5–1428533
15–248914103
25–3910038138
40–5411861179
55–649089179
65–747597172
75 and over5276128
* International Classification of Diseases (9th Revision)