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Erratum: Vol. 54, No. 2

In the report, "Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Refugee Children---New Hampshire, 2003--2004," an error occurred on page 45 in the first bullet point. The text should read, "• pediatric multivitamins with iron for refugee children aged 6--59 months immediately on arrival in the United States."

In addition, on page 43, paragraph five should read:

"Mean age at the time of follow-up testing was 4.9 years (range: 14 months--13 years). Mean initial screening BLL was 8.1 µg/dL (range: 2--28 µg/dL), performed 7--77 days (median: 22 days) after arrival. Mean follow-up BLL was 18.6 µg/dL (range: 10--63 µg/dL), performed 35--188 days (median: 89 days) after arrival. Follow-up BLLs increased for 35 of 37 children; the average increase was 11 µg/dL (range: 1--59 µg/dL), and 26 (70.2%) became elevated after the initial testing. Three children received chelation therapy for BLLs >45 µg/dL."

Also on page 43, paragraph seven should read:

"Blood lead testing identified five additional refugee children with elevated BLLs, but data for these children were not included in this study because the children did not have both an initial and a follow-up blood lead test. For these five children, mean age at time of blood lead test was 2.4 years (range: 11 months--4 years), and tests were performed 117--190 days after arrival in New Hampshire. Mean BLL was 33.8 µg/dL (range: 17--72 µg/dL). One child, who had a BLL of 72 µg/dL, received chelation therapy immediately."

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