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Table 1 Circumstances of Fatal Accidental Drowning Incidents Involving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as Reported in US Newspapers, January 2000 – May 2017

From: Characteristics of unintentional drowning deaths in children with autism spectrum disorder

Circumstance n (%)
Water body type
 Pond 12 (52.2)
 Lake 3 (13.0)
 River 3 (13.0)
 Creek 2 (8.7)
 Private pool 1 (4.3)
 Public pool 1 (4.3)
 Bathtub 1 (4.3)
Activity leading to drowning
 Wandering 17 (73.9)
 Left unattended to 1 (4.3)
 Unspecified 5 (21.7)