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Children in Chemung County have higher rates of elevated BLLs (11% in 2014) compared to children across New York state (5% in 2014). While elevated BLLs rates in New York state have experienced significant decline between 2000 and 2014, this trend has not been observed since 2010 for Chemung County. Furthermore, Chemung County Health Department data demonstrates yearly identification of children with BLLs > 15 ug/dL, which can correlate with symptoms of encephalopathy, seizures, and even death. Pre-COVID-19, 47% of Elmira residents lived in poverty. In children under the age of 18, poverty was even more widely distributed, affecting upwards of seventy percent of the pediatric population. Therefore, children in Chemung County experience significant barriers to positive future health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate BLLs in children enrolled in the Elmira Head Start Program, which preferentially assists children of low socio-economic status (SES). In doing so, we aimed to investigate the associations of BLL in relation to SES and other social determinants of health.

When

Wednesday, November 02, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where

Kolker Amphitheater, Elmira College Campus

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Pediatric Blood Lead Levels and Social Determinants of Health in Chemung County
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