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Individual- and Community-Level Factors Associated With Detectable and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in US Children

Individual- and Community-Level Factors Associated With Detectable and Elevated Blood Lead Levels... Key PointsQuestionWhat individual- and community-level factors are associated with detectable blood lead levels (BLLs) in children? FindingsThis cross-sectional study linking Quest Diagnostics childhood lead testing and US Census data captured individual- and community-level disparities in lead exposure from October 2018 through February 2020. In adjusted models, the proportion of children with detectable (≥1.0 μg/dL) and elevated (≥5.0 μg/dL) BLLs increased significantly among those with public insurance and for progressive quintiles of community pre-1950s housing and poverty. MeaningSimilar individual- and community-level disparities were seen among children with detectable BLLs and those with elevated BLLs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Individual- and Community-Level Factors Associated With Detectable and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in US Children

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3518
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat individual- and community-level factors are associated with detectable blood lead levels (BLLs) in children? FindingsThis cross-sectional study linking Quest Diagnostics childhood lead testing and US Census data captured individual- and community-level disparities in lead exposure from October 2018 through February 2020. In adjusted models, the proportion of children with detectable (≥1.0 μg/dL) and elevated (≥5.0 μg/dL) BLLs increased significantly among those with public insurance and for progressive quintiles of community pre-1950s housing and poverty. MeaningSimilar individual- and community-level disparities were seen among children with detectable BLLs and those with elevated BLLs.

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 27, 2021

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