A retrospective review of the hospital records of New York City children aged 6 months through 6 years showed that 63 homeless children had a higher rate of immunization delay than an age- and sex-stratified sample of 63 domiciled children living at the same federal poverty level.
In a logistic regression model, this difference persisted after controlling for sex, age, ethnicity, presence of chronic illness, and reason for referral.
In a 6-month- to 2-year-old subgroup, homeless and domiciled children had equal rates of anemia, but homeless children were more likely to have elevated erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EP) levels consistent with iron deficiency.
This difference, too, persisted after controlling for the same confounding factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Malnutrition, Fer, Immunité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, New York
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Malnutrition, Iron, Immunity, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0427814
Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 199406.