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5th - 7th November 2018 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok

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Situation of Child Drowning in Thailand

According to the analysis of death certificates collected at the MOPH’s Bureau of Policy and Strategy between 2004 and 2013, drowning was the number one cause of death in Thai children under 15 years of age, compared to other causes of mortality including infectious and non-infectious diseases. The rate of drowning deaths ranged from 7.6 to 11.5 per 100,000 children under 15 years of age, and the total number of drowning deaths was 1,243 cases per year or 4 cases per day on average. When categorizing the causes of injury-related mortality by age group in 2013, it was found that the numer one cause of mortality in children under one year of age was accidental threats to breathing (6.5 per 100,000 population). However, the number one cause of mortality in the 1–4 and 5–9 age groups was drowning (10.1 and 9.30 per 100,000, respectively). As for the children aged 10 years and older, the number one cause of mortality was road traffic injuries. When considering the rates of deaths in all age groups, it was discovered that road traffic injuries ranked first (22.9 per 100,000), followed by Intentional self-harm (6.1 per 100,000) and drowning (5.7 per 100,000) Read More