volume 99, issue 4, Pe9-e9 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.e9
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L. F. Robin, M. Beller, J. P. Middaugh

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Objective. Lead poisoning is a well-recognized public health concern for children living in the United States. In 1992, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) regulations required lead poisoning risk assessment and blood lead testing for all Medicaid-enrolled children ages 6 months to 6 years. This study estimated the prevalence of blood lead levels (BLLs) 10 g/dL ( 0.48 mol/L) and the performance of risk assessment questions among children receiving Medicaid services in Alaska.Design. Measurem…

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