Table 2

Drowning deaths in Sweden in relation to manner of death, location, sex, and presence of alcohol in blood (1992–2009)
Localization of drowning Male N (%) Female N (%) Total N (%) Alcohol N positive/ N tested (%)
Unintentional 2180 (100%) 405 (100%) 2585 (100%) 997/2255 (44%)
Bathtub 177 (8) 139 (34) 316 (12) 90/257 (35)
Pool, pond 93 (4) 18 (4) 111 (4) 28/84 (33)
Sea 566 (26) 74 (18) 640 (25) 261/576 (45)
Lake 744 (34) 81 (20) 825 (32) 316/743 (43)
Stream, river 456 (21) 65 (16) 521 (20) 253/449 (56)
Other places 60 (3) 8 (2) 68 (3) 20/63 (32)
Data not available 84 (4) 20 (5) 104 (4) 29/83 (35)
Intentional
Suicide 763 (100%) 847 (100%) 1610 (100%) 333/1400 (24%)
Bathtub 153 (20) 318 (38) 471 (29) 131/429 (31)
Pool, pond 17 (2) 15 (2) 32 (2) 4/28 (14)
Sea 163 (21) 129 (15) 292 (18) 64/243 (26)
Lake 167 (22) 159 (19) 326 (20) 61/287 (21)
Stream, river 213 (28) 192 (23) 405 (25) 64/334 (19)
Other places 43 (6) 26 (3) 69 (4) 5/64 (8)
Data not available 7 (0.9) 8 (0.9) 15 (0.9) 4/15 (27)
Homicide 12 (100%) 9 (100%) 21 (100%) 7/19 (37%)
Bathtub 3 (25) 3 (33) 6 (29) 2/5 (40)
Pool, pond 1 (8) 0 (0) 1 (5) 1/1 (100)
Sea 2 (17) 3 (33) 5 (24) 0/5 (0)
Lake 2 (17) 1 (11) 3 (14) 1/3 (33)
Stream, river 1 (8) 1 (11) 2 (10) 1/1 (100)
Data not available 3 (25) 1 (11) 4 (19) 2/4 (50)
Undetermined 623 (100%) 286 (100%) 909 (100%) 319/703 (45%)
Bathtub 95 (15) 116 (41) 211 (23) 71/168 (42)
Pool, pond 16 (3) 3 (1) 19 (2) 8/17 (47)
Sea 147 (24) 47 (16) 194 (21) 78/142 (55)
Lake 151 (24) 40 (14) 191 (21) 64/148 (43)
Stream 186 (30) 73 (26) 259 (28) 88/198 (44)
Other places 12 (2) 2 (0.7) 14 (2) 4/11 (36)
Data not available 16 (3) 5 (2) 21 (2) 6/19 (32)
Total 3578 1547 5125 1656/4377 (38)

Ahlm et al.

Ahlm et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:216   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-216

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