The fatal unintentional drowning rate for African American children is significantly higher than that of Caucasian children across all ages, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. African American children between the ages of five and 19 drown in swimming pools at rates nearly six times higher than those of Caucasian children.
Stories this photo appears in:
According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates. And, behind motor vehicle crashes, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children between the ages of one and 14 years old.