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released: 1 Oct 1996 author: Donovan J W

Reports on the findings of the National Survey of Lead in Children, which was conducted by the AIHW in February and March 1995. Its detailed statistical analysis examines the roles of the many factors associated with high blood lead levels in pre-school children.

ISBN 978 0 642 24547 2; Cat. no. AIHW 151; 124pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • Aims of the survey
    • Genesis of the survey
    • Effect of lead on neurological development
    • Sources of lead exposure in Australian  children
    • Overseas studies of exposure of children to lead
    • Anticipated findings
  • Methods
    • General outline
    • Sampling
    • Survey methods
    • Equipment
    • Laboratory  analysis
    • Statistical analysis
  • Results
    • Response rates
    • Blood lead levels in Australian  children
    • Single-variable analysis of factors affecting blood lead concentration
    • Regression analyses
    • Discussion
    • Distribution  of blood lead levels
    • Future action
  • Appendix 1: Household Form
  • Appendix 2: Questionnaire
  • Appendix 3: Text of Prompt Cards
  • Appendix 4: Notes on children  with high blood lead levels
  • Appendix 5: Details of sampling and estimation
    • Classification of census districts
    • Sample design constraints
    • Sampling for the Labour Force Survey
    • Selection of current survey sample
    • Estimation
  • Appendix 6: Problems with the collection and transport of blood
  • References

Recommended citation

Donovan J W 1996. Lead in Australian children: report on the National survey of lead in children. Cat. no. AIHW 151. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466836>.

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