Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I love statistics....

I found these today from the website of the company that installed our pool fence..

So if you have a pool or know someone with a pool...... Take Heed..

69 percent of the drowning incidents occurred while one or both parents were responsible for supervision.
10 percent were adults other than the parents.
14 percent were sitters.
7 percent siblings
65 percent of the drowning incidents were in a pool owned by the child's family.
22 percent at a relatives
11 percent happened at a neighbor's.
77 percent of the children had been seen 5 minutes or less before being missed and subsequently discovered in the pool.
Where were they last seen?
46 percent WERE LAST SEEN IN THE HOUSE prior to being found in the pool. Of these, 15 percent were thought to be sleeping.
23 percent were last seen in the yard, porch or patio, not in the pool area. That's a total of 69 percent that were thought not to be in the pool area.
31 percent were last seen in the pool or pool area.
39 percent of the people responsible for supervising the child were doing chores.
18 percent socializing.
9 percent were busy on the telephone.

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