Urban minority youth swimming (in)ability in the United States and associated demographic characteristics: toward a drowning prevention plan.

@article{Irwin2009UrbanMY,
  title={Urban minority youth swimming (in)ability in the United States and associated demographic characteristics: toward a drowning prevention plan.},
  author={Carol C. Irwin and Richard L. Irwin and Timothy D. Ryan and Joris Drayer},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={234-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine swimming ability and variables associated with swimming for US inner-city, minority children. Empirical research on minority children's swimming ability is non-existent, and drowning rates for this population are high. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey research. Descriptive statistics were produced. Multiple regression was applied using significant demographic variables by swimming ability. SETTING Six US cities were chosen (Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Memphis… CONTINUE READING

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