Table 2

Characteristics of persons in vessels with at least two people, at least one drowned, and the records were complete enough for analysis: Coast Guard boating data, 2000–2006

CharacteristicPFD not worn (N=1261)PFD worn (N=336)
Male1130 (90)245 (73)
Age (years)
 <20222 (18)69 (21)
 20–39518 (41)103 (31)
 40–59373 (30)105 (31)
 60+148 (12)59 (17)
Drowned726 (58)152 (45)
  • Values are number (%) and are means based on known and imputed data. Some column percentages do not add up to 100 because of rounding.

  • PFD, personal floatation device.