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Current Statistics

  • Average age of Choking Game
    victims is 13 years old.

  • 87% of fatalities are male.

  • 90% of fatalities occurred while
    an adult was home.

U.S. Victim Database
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    particular state, age or gender.
Useful Choking Game Facts and Quotes
Available for Interview
Knowledgeable Persons
    Kate Leonardi
    Founder / Director of The DB Foundation
    PO BOX 351787, Palm Coast, FL 32135
    Tel: (904) 315 - 2222  email
    [email protected]

    Dr. Thomas Andrew
    Chief Medical Examiner
    Office of State Chief Medical Examiner #218,
    246 Pleasant St. , Concord, NH 03301
    Tel: (603) 271-1235   Fax (603) 271-6308

    Dr. Patricia Russell, Physician Liaison,
    parent of  victim Colin Russell.
    Tacoma, WA  See Profile

    Dale & Michele Galloway, Outreach
    Program Coordinators, parents of  victim
    Connor Galloway
    Webster, NC
    Tel:(828) 631-1315   Email:
    [email protected]    

Research Statistics

    CDC officials urged parents to be aware the fad exists, and to watch for possible
    warning signs like bloodshot eyes, marks on the neck, frequent and severe
    headaches, disorientation after spending time alone, and ropes, scarves or belts
    tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs or found knotted on the floor.  The authors
    acknowledged that 82 is probably an undercount.

    Reports 11% of youth played the choking game, increasing to 14% of females and
    19% of those over 17 years of age.

    A study taken in Canada and Texas Middle/High schools reports: 45% knew
    somebody who played it, and 6.6% had tried it, 93.9% of those with someone else.
    Forty percent of children perceived no risk.

"It's likely that there are about 100 U.S. choking game deaths each year,"
Dr. Tom Andrew, New Hampshire's chief medical examiner, who has been studying the
phenomenon for several years."  
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