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Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance -- United States, Second Quarter, 1993

Quarterly surveillance data from state-based Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) programs are reported for the second quarter of 1993. Table_1 Previous quarterly summaries included multiple reports for persons received during the quarter (e.g., reflecting follow-up or repeat blood specimens). Counts of persons now exclude such multiple reports and report the highest blood lead level (BLL) obtained during the reporting period. These data provide a better estimate of the number of persons with elevated BLLs in the system and assist with targeted prevention efforts. Reported by: B Harrell, MPA, Div of Epidemiology, CH Woernle, MD, State Epidemiologist, Alabama Dept of Public Health. N Peterson, MS, C Fowler, MS, Arizona Dept of Health Svcs. A Osorio, MD, S Payne, MS, Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program, California Dept of Health Svcs. CJ Dupuy, MS, B Jung, MPH, Connecticut State Dept of Health Svcs. M Lehnherr, Occupational Disease Registry; H Howe, PhD, Div of Epidemiologic Studies, Illinois Dept of Public Health. K Choquette, MS, R Currier, DVM, S Jones, MPH, LA Wintermeyer, MD, State Epidemiologist, Iowa Dept of Public Health. E Coe, MPH, K Laranjani, MD, S DeSilva, MD, Health Registries Div, Maryland Dept of the Environment. R Rabin, MSPH, Div of Occupational Hygiene, Massachusetts Dept of Labor and Industries. P Dunbar, MPH, Bur of Child and Family Svcs, Michigan Dept of Public Health. T Ferrara, MD, D Solet, PhD, K Royce, Occupational Health Program, Bur of Risk Assessment, Div of Public Health Svcs, New Hampshire State Dept of Health and Human Svcs. B Gerwel, MD, D Valiante, R Ramaprasad, MS, Occupational Disease Prevention Program, New Jersey State Dept of Health. R Stone, PhD, New York State Health Dept. M Barnett, MS, State Health Div, Oregon Dept of Human Resources. J Gosten, MS, Occupational Health Program, Div of Environmental Health, Pennsylvania Dept of Health. R Marino, MD, A Gardner, Div of Health Hazard Evaluations, South Carolina Dept of Health and Environmental Control. T Willis, D Salzman, DM Perrotta, PhD, Environmental Epidemiologist, Texas Dept of Health. D Beaudoin, MD, G Thompson, Bur of Epidemiology, Utah Dept of Health. L Hanrahan, MS, P Sarow, Div of Health, Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Svcs. Div of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC.
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TABLE 1. Reports of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) in adults -- 20 states, * second
quarter, 1993
===================================================================================================
                    Second quarter, 1993
 Reported BLL    --------------------------      Cumulative          Cumulative
   (ug/dL)       No. reports    No. persons     reports, 1993 +     reports, 1992 &
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 25-39              4,053          1,975           19,332              15,279
 40-49              1,061            442            5,349              4,288
 50-59                257            120            1,346              1,289
  >=60                161             77              746                585

 Total              5,532          2,614           26,773             21,441
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
  New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah,
  Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
+ Cumulative totals for 1993 reflect first-quarter data from 16 states (Alabama, Connecticut,
  Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
  Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin) and second-quarter data from
  20 states.
& Cumulative totals for 1992 reflect first- and second-quarter data from 12 states (Alabama,
  California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ore-
  gon, Texas, and Wisconsin).
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