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Swim on over to BabyYumYum and dive into a world of intriguing information about drowning! The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that in 2019 alone, a whopping 236,000 individuals sadly lost their lives due to this watery danger. Can you believe it? Drowning isn’t just another drop in the bucket; it’s a major public health concern worldwide.
Who would have thought that injuries accounted for nearly 8% of all global deaths that year? Surprisingly enough, drowning is actually ranked as the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, making up 7% of all those unfortunate incidents. Brace yourself for this: children aged 1-4 years old are at the highest risk globally when it comes to drownings, followed closely by their slightly older buddies between the ages of 5 and 9.
It’s time we paddle our way through these facts and ensure everyone stays safe from such an alarming statistic!