Lifestyle and sociodemographic factors as determinants of blood lead levels in elderly women.
This report presents descriptive data on blood lead levels in 530 white women aged 65-87 years and examines the association of blood lead level in this population with specific variables, including age, diet, reproductive and lifestyle factors, and place of residence.
Women were recruited from an urban (Baltimore, n=205) and a rural site (the Monongahela Valley, Pennsylvania, n=325) during the period 1990-1991.
Information on lifestyle, medical history, and demographics was obtained by questionnaire and interview.
Blood lead concentrations were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Taux, Sang, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Mode de vie, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pennsylvanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Rate, Blood, Elderly, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Life habit, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Pennsylvania
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