This study was conducted to determine whether newborns from different ethnic and socioeconomic groups in Washington State are equally likely to have a routine second newborn screening (NBS) test and if there are identifiable factors associated with not having a second test.
For many years, the standard of care for NBS in Washington has been that newborns should receive a routine second screening test at age 7-10 days.
However, data collected by State Department of Health (DOH) staff for the past several years indicate that only about 80% of newborns receive a routine second NBS test.
The data presented here suggest that identifiable factors (i.e., barriers) exist in accessing a routine second NBS test in Washington.
Increased educational efforts targeting certain high-risk infants, their parents/caretakers, and primary care providers are apparently needed to ensure equal access to a routine second test.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration clinique, Statut socioéconomique, Fréquence, Epidémiologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Nouveau né, Homme, Dépistage, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Clinical investigation, Socioeconomic status, Frequency, Epidemiology, Sanitary surveillance, Newborn, Human, Medical screening, Washington, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0048729
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 01/03/1996.