Unintentional Drowning Deaths, Arizona, 1986-1996

This report was prepared by Christopher K. Mrela, Ph.D., Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics

Data Tables


Methods and Sources

Special Supplement: Water-Related Incidents in 1996 in Maricopa County


This section presents some illustrative findings contained in the figures and tables which comprise the report. It is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of the tabulated data.

Prior to 1989, drowning was the third leading cause of unintentional injury death both nationwide and in Arizona, surpassed only by motor vehicle and fall-related deaths. Beginning in 1989, poisoning by drugs/medicaments displaced drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional injury death in Arizona.

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