Men Drown Four Times More Than Women
There’s danger lurking below. Drowning is the third-leading cause of unintentional death by injury worldwide, but it’s unexpectedly gender-skewed, with 80 percent of its victims being male. Men are in the water and on boats more than women, especially in the developing world. But there are other factors, like not knowing how to swim, alcohol and bravado. Though some water safety advocates believe mandating use of life vests could help stem the tide, others want to eliminate alcohol from the equation … and keep folks afloat.