Prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in Nigerian children

@inproceedings{Pfitzner2000PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in Nigerian children},
  author={Mark A Pfitzner and Thomas D. Thacher and John M Pettifor and Ayuba Ibrahim Zoakah and Juliana Olufunke J Lawson and Philip R. Fischer},
  year={2000}
}
Objective To determine the prevalence and risk factors of elevated blood lead levels in young, urban Nigerian children. Design A randomized cluster sample of children aged 6–35 months. Setting Jos, a community in north central Nigeria. Outcome measurement Blood lead level. Results Of 218 children evaluated, 70% of the children had blood lead levels in excess of 10 μg/dL. Mean blood lead levels were 15.2 ± 1.4 μg/dL; median blood lead concentration was… CONTINUE READING

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