Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas

Felipe C. Javier, David P. McCormick, Nancy W. Alcock

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The objective of this study was to report results of a lead- screening program for low-income children living in Galveston, Texas. We obtained blood lead by graphite furnace spectrophotometry on 1,571 children aged 6 months to 8 years. Nineteen percent of children had blood lead levels ≥10 mcg/dL. Risk factors included African-American ethnicity, young age, and residence in old housing. Follow-up was accomplished in only 50% of children with low-level toxicity. Lead screening is an important public health measure in communities with old houses. For screening to be successful, caregivers need to devote additional effort to follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume38
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1999

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Javier, F. C., McCormick, D. P., & Alcock, N. W. (1999). Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas. Clinical Pediatrics, 38(11), 655-660.

Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas. / Javier, Felipe C.; McCormick, David P.; Alcock, Nancy W.

In: Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 38, No. 11, 1999, p. 655-660.

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Javier, FC, McCormick, DP & Alcock, NW 1999, 'Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas', Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 655-660.
Javier FC, McCormick DP, Alcock NW. Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas. Clinical Pediatrics. 1999;38(11):655-660.
Javier, Felipe C. ; McCormick, David P. ; Alcock, Nancy W. / Lead screening among low-income children in Galveston, Texas. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 1999 ; Vol. 38, No. 11. pp. 655-660.
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