Table of contents for Improving childhood blood lead level screening, reporting, and surveillance in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania / Donna Keyser ... [et al.].

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Table of Contents
Summary
Acknowledgments 
1. Introduction
Background on Lead Poisoning
Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning Remains a National and State Public 
Health Priority
Special Issues Related to Lead Poisoning in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Study Purpose and Methodology
About this Report
2. Existing Data on Childhood Blood Lead Screening, Reporting, and Surveillance in 
Allegheny County 
Descriptions of Existing Databases and the Information They Provide About 
Allegheny County
Comparisons Between Allegheny County and Other Areas with Comparable 
Levels of Risk for Childhood Lead Poisoning
Estimating the Extent of Lead Poisoning Among Children in Allegheny County 
Who Have Not Been Screened
3. Screening for Childhood Lead Poisoning in Allegheny County
Screening Requirements and Recommendations
Risk Assessment and Lead Screening Processes in Allegheny County
Barriers to Lead Screening in Allegheny County and Potential Strategies for 
Overcoming Them
4. Reporting and Surveillance for Childhood Lead Poisoning in Allegheny County
National and State Reporting Requirements for Blood Lead Screening
Reporting and Surveillance Processes in Allegheny County
Barriers to Reporting and Surveillance in Allegheny County and Potential 
Strategies for Overcoming Them
5. Conclusions and Recommendations
Overall Recommendations 
Additional Recommendations for Improving Screening in Allegheny County
Additional Recommendations for Improving Reporting and Surveillance in 
Allegheny County
Tables
1.1 Summary of CDC Recommendations for Children with Confirmed (Venous) 
Elevated Blood Lead Levels
1.2 PA DOH Standards for Services To Be Provided to Families of Children with 
Elevated Blood Lead Levels
2.1 Data Characteristics of Existing Blood Lead Screening Databases
2.2 Quality of the Data in Existing Blood Lead Screening Databases
2.3 Comparison of Risk Factors for Lead Poisoning Across Allegheny, Erie, and 
Philadelphia Counties and Rhode Island
2.4 Comparison of Screening Rates Based on PA-NEDSS 2003
2.5 Comparison of Screening Rates Based on EPSDT 2000-2001
2.6 Comparison of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Based on PA-NEDSS 
2003
2.7 Estimates of Prevalence Rates for Childhood Lead Poisoning in Allegheny County 
and the Number of Children in Allegheny County with Blood Lead Levels of 10 
_g/dL or Greater Who Have Not Been Screened 
Figures 
3.1 Risk Assessment and Screening Processes for Children in Allegheny County
4.1 Blood Lead Level Reporting and Surveillance Processes in Allegheny County
Appendices
A. Numbers of Children in Allegheny County Under Age Five Living in Census 
Tracts Where Median-Year Housing Was Built Before 1950 (2000 U.S. Census 
Bureau)
B. Advisory Group Members
C. Comparison of Risk Factors for Lead Poisoning Across 12 Pennsylvania Counties 
and Rhode Island
References

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Lead poisoning in children -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Prevention -- Statistics.
Medical screening -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County.
Lead Poisoning -- blood -- Pennsylvania.
Lead Poisoning -- epidemiology -- Pennsylvania.
Child -- Pennsylvania.
Infant -- Pennsylvania.
Mass Screening -- Pennsylvania.
Program Evaluation -- Pennsylvania.
Safety Management -- Pennsylvania.