Below mentioned are some of the important facts and stats related to choking and drawing, have a look:
Facts about choking
More than 90% of deaths from foreign objects occur in children younger than 5 years old. 65% of them are infants
In the year 2000, around 160 children ages 14 years or younger died from an obstruction of the respiratory tract due to inhaled or ingested foreign bodies
Liquids are the most common cause of choking in infants.
For every choking related death there are more than 100 visits to U.S. emergency departments.
In the year 2001, 10.5 % of children treated in the emergency department for choking episodes were admitted to the hospitals.
Coins were involved in 18% of all choking related emergency department visits for children ages 1-4 years.
Facts about drowning
In the year 2005, of all children 1-4 years old who died, almost 30% died from drowning.
Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water
Drowning victims who are rescued from the water need immediate CPR before the paramedics arrive.
Drowning is not seasonal. It occurs year round. 70% of the time within homes
You can enhance the survival chances of choking and drowning victims by perfuming an immediate CPR. However, you must be trained to do so. Join a CPR training program at Adams Safety Training center and become proficient in this life saving technique.