Objective.-To estimate the prevalence of elevated lead levels among children in Orange County, California, and to evaluate the appropriateness of a universal pediatric blood lead screening policy in this community.
Design.-Venous blood lead testing was conducted and results were analyzed according to seven blood lead strata ranging from less than 0.50 mumol/L (10 mug/dL) to 3.35 mumol/L (70 mug/dL) or higher.
A cost analysis of the lead-testing program in Orange County was conducted.
Setting.-Children meeting poverty eligibility criteria and attending the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program, the state's implementation of the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) services program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Dépistage, Toxicité, Enfant, Homme, Plomb, Politique sanitaire, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Medical screening, Toxicity, Child, Human, Lead, Health policy, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0563460
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.