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health officials reported Thursday.

"There are striking disparities," said lead researcher Dr. Centers "Jintropin (Gensci Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.)" for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gilchrist thinks these disparities result from many minorities not having been taught basic swimming skills. "A teenager who drowns in a backyard swimming pool that is only 6 or 7 feet deep that's just lack of basic swimming skill," she said.

"There is evidence that Cialis 10mg suggests that African Americans lack basic swimming skills at greater numbers than their white or Hispanic counterparts," Gilchrist Jintropin (Gensci Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.) added.

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Many parents don't see swimming Methenolone Oral as a necessary lifesaving skill, Gilchrist said. "Actually, learning basic swim skills, such as being able to right yourself in the water, control your breathing, float and swim 25 yards is lifesaving," she noted.

Gilchrist doesn't think learning swimming strokes is as important as learning survival skills. "As far as reducing these disparities, swim skills would go a long Tadalafil Supplier way," she suggested.

Drowning is a leading cause of injury related death in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). children younger than 20 died from drowning.

According to the AAP, one study found that swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent.

Parents can find basic swimming programs at local YMCAs and through the Red Cross, Gilchrist said. The CDC and the AAP support giving kids swim lessons. These lessons can start as Bestellen Cialis early as the age of 1, Gilchrist said.

"Swimming is a lifesaving skill it's a necessity, it's not a recreation," Gilchrist noted.

In addition to swim skills, she said, lifeguards, life jackets, fences and bystander CPR are all important in preventing drowning.

The report was published May 16 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

According to the report, the risk of drowning among minorities, including American Indians/Alaska Natives and blacks up to age 29, is far greater than among whites.

An analysis of 12 years of data showed that the drowning rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives is twice the rate for whites, and the drowning rate for blacks is 1.4 times the rate for whites.

The greatest disparity is in swimming pool drowning, with black children aged 5 to 19 facing a 5.5 times higher rate than white children, the study found.