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Feeding practices and blood lead levels in infants in Nagpur, India.
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PMID:  21344816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In a hospital-based cross-sectional study of 200 infants age 4-9 months in an Indian city (Nagpur), the authors determined the prevalence of elevated blood lead level (EBLL) and mean blood lead levels with respect to feeding patterns, i.e., breastfed or fed with formula or dairy milk. The blood lead levels in this study population ranged from 0.048 microg/dl to 42.944 microg/dl; the mean blood lead level was 10.148 microg/dl (+/- 9.128); EBLL prevalence was 38.2%. EBLL risk factors included removal of house paint in the past year, odds ratio (OR), 5.6 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.6-19.65); use of surma (eye cosmetic), OR 4.27 (95% CI, 1.39-13.08); maternal use of sindur (vermillion), OR 2.118 (95% CI, 1.07-4.44). Feeding method (breastfed or not) did not appear to have an effect on blood lead level. In non-breastfed infants, boiling of water was significantly associated with EBLL, OR 1.97 (95% CI, 1.01-3.84).
Archana Behram Patel; Hrishikesh Belsare; Anita Banerjee
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational and environmental health     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1077-3525     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Environ Health     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505217     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Environ Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur, India.
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