Molly M Layde

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OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of capillary blood lead levels to accurately reflect true blood lead levels in children at risk for lead poisoning. DESIGN A correlation study in which lead levels of capillary blood specimens obtained by four different methods were compared with lead levels of simultaneously drawn venous blood specimens. SETTING A(More)
In order to improve the immune status of girls in our medical clinic, we conducted a prospective sero-survey to identify susceptibles and developed a system for vaccinating non-immune girls. Over an 18-month period, 481 inner-city adolescents were screened. Susceptibility rate defined by a titer less than 1:8 was 12 per cent and did not differ significantly(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent declines in teen birth rates, teenage pregnancy remains an important public health problem in Wisconsin with significant social, economic, and health-related effects. OBJECTIVE Compare and contrast teen birth rate trends by race, ethnicity, and county in Wisconsin. METHODS Teen (ages 15-19 years) birth rates (per 1000 teenage(More)
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