Blood lead levels in children from lower socioeconomic communities in Denver, Colorado.
We measured blood lead levels and inquired about environmental exposure pathways in 443 children aged 6 mo to 6 y in four lower socioeconomic Denver, Colorado, neighborhoods.
Two neighborhoods were adjacent to a cadmium refinery.
Eight percent of the children had blood lead levels =10 mug/dl and 45% were below the detection limit of 4 mug/dl.
Statistical analyses specific to the problem of below-detection values (i.e., dichotomization of variables, the probability plot method of estimation, and the bootstrap estimate of the standard error) were conducted to detect neighborhood differences.
A child who lived in Globeville, the neighborhood surrounding the refinery, had a slightly higher probability of having a blood lead level =5 mug/dl.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Essence sans plomb, Métal lourd, Polluant, Environnement, Zone industrielle, Milieu urbain, Cadmium, Raffinerie, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Colorado, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Taux, Sang, Questionnaire, Comparaison interindividuelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Unleaded gasoline, Heavy metal, Pollutant, Environment, Industrial area, Urban environment, Cadmium, Refinery, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Colorado, United States, North America, America, Child, Human, Rate, Blood, Questionnaire, Interindividual comparison
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0706343
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 09/06/1995.