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Table 6 Blood levels and anthropometric measures of children at Time II (N = 204)

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

  Time II
Variable Community 1 Community 2 Total
N 87 117 204
Anthropometric n
(%)
87/87
(100%)
115/117
(98%)
202/204
(99%)
Height (in) M (SD)
Range
51.48 (± 5.27)
39.02–63.70
51.43 (± 5.38)
37.32–62.36
51.45 (± 5.32)
37.32–63.70
Weight (lbs) M (SD)
Range
70.58 (± 25.26)
28.20–114.6
72.19 (± 28.76)
29.80–180.40
71.50 (± 27.25)
28.20–180.40
BMIa n (%) 85/87
(98%)
115/117
(98%)
200/204
(98%)
Underweight (< 5th %ile) 6% 3% 5%
Normal (5th–85th %ile) 67% 61% 64%
Overweight or Obese (≥ 85th %ile) 27% 36% 32%
Obese (95th %ile) 15% 20% 18%
Heavy Metal (μg/dL)    
As M (SD)
Range
0.34 (± 0.18)
0.03–1.21
0.47 (± 0.28)
0.05–2.07
0.43 (± 0.25)
0.03–2.07
Pb M (SD)
Range
0.85 (± 0.65)
0.20–3.93
0.94 (± 0.56)
0.02–4.17
0.90 (± 060)
0.02–4.17
Cd M (SD)
Range
0.04 (± 0.04)
0.00–0.32
0.05 (± 0.05)
0.00–0.25
0.05 (± − 0.05)
0.00–0.32
  1. a Based on age and sex norms
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