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Table 2 Anthropometrics and heavy metal blood levels of children at Time I, N = 252

From: A comparison of arsenic exposure in young children and home water arsenic in two rural West Texas communities

  Time I
Variable Community 1 Community 2 Total
n 102 150 252
Height (in) M (SD)
Range
50.37 (± 5.34)
38.39–62.24
49.86 (± 5.53)
36.89–61.22
50.07 (± 5.45)
36.89–62.24
Weight (lbs) M (SD)
Range
66.77 (± 24.76)
26.40–146.00
66.89 (± 26.89)
29.40–153.60
66.84 (± 25.99)
26.40–153.60
BMIa n (%) 99/102 (97%) 149/150 (99%) 251/252 (99%)
Underweight (< 5th %ile) 5.1% 2.7% 3.6%
Normal (5th–85th %ile) 65.7% 62.4% 62.2%
Overweight or Obese (≥ 85th %ile) 29.3% 36.2% 33.1%
Obese (95th %ile) 16.2% 22.1% 19.5%
Heavy metal (μg/dL)    
 As M (SD)
 Range
0.89 (± 0.57)
0.09–2.61
1.03 (± 0.38)
0.42–2.52
0.97 (± 0.47)
0.09–2.61
 Pb M (SD)
 Range
0.84 (± 0.96)
0.00–5.29
1.03 (± 0.79)
0.12–4.39
0.95 (± 0.87)
0.00–5.29
 Cd M (SD)
 Range
0.05 (± 0.05)
0.00–0.32
0.07 (± 0.08)
0.00–0.49
0.07 (± 0.07)
0.00–0.49
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