Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shocker: People in poor areas less likely to get CPR

Maybe because even though there are free classes everywhere people in poor areas are less interested in getting training. My experience is if someone needs CPR in a poor area in public they are most likely to get robbed as they lie dying.

Minorities who suffer heart attacks in poor neighborhoods are not nearly as likely to receive proper CPR compared to if they were to suffer from cardiac arrest in affluent white neighborhoods.

A recent study from a group of medical researchers found that blacks and Hispanics are about 30 percent less likely to be aided by CPR than white people, with the odds being the worst when it involves a black victim in a low-income black

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