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Public Support for the Use of Newborn Screening Dried Blood Spots in Health Research.
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PMID:  21178324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: The level of support among Michigan adults for the use of residual newborn screening dried blood spots (DBS) was investigated. Methods: We analyzed data from 4 questions on the 2008 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n = 3,108). The questions asked about general support for the use of DBS for research and for research investigating childhood diseases, adult diseases and diseases related to environmental exposures. Results: The majority of adults (72.3%) favored the use of DBS for research intended to benefit the health of residents. With more question specificity, a higher proportion of adults (84.2%-86.8%) were found to favor the use of DBS for research, and a lower proportion had no opinion. The odds of favoring use were higher among those who were younger, female, white, healthy, or with at least a high school degree. Conclusions: This is the first population survey of adult attitudes regarding use of DBS for different types of health research, with results showing considerable public support. The findings are being used in community outreach efforts and highlight the need to investigate opposition in vulnerable populations.
D Duquette; A P Rafferty; C Fussman; J Gehring; S Meyer; J Bach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health genomics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1662-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474167     Medline TA:  Public Health Genomics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Genomics, Perinatal Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Lansing, Mich., USA.
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