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Table 2 Correlation of BLL with social risk factors of lead exposure

From: Environmental injustice and childhood lead exposure in peri-urban (ger) areas of Darkhan and Erdenet, Mongolia

Correlation of child demographics with BLL
Variables Gender Age Weight Height #Children in household
BLL Spearman’s Correlation − 0.206 − 0.034 − 0.003 − 0.086 0.054
p-value 0.0001 0.537 0.969 0.126 0.347
N 334 335 335 334 309
Correlation of child health and risk behavior with BLL
Variables Playing outside within 100 m Suck fingers Mouth toys Child has sickness Use herbal remedies Type of school attended Missed school days Child’s general health
BLL Spearman’s Correlation −0.045 −0.009 −0.098 − 0.022 0.169 0.124 0.210 −0.065
p-value 0.406 0.877 0.074 0.685 0.004 0.032 0.026 0.243
N 329 332 330 332 296 302 124 318
Correlation of parental risk behaviors with BLL
Variables Use of Glazed items Lead related job or hobbies Parental smoking Any smoker in the home
BLL Spearman’s Correlation −0.003   −0.012   −0.104   0.039  
P-value 0.985   0.573   0.058   0.591  
N 325   321   332   192  
Correlation of socio-demographics of parents with BLL
Variables Gender Age Marital status Education level BMI
BLL Spearman’s Correlation −0.022 0.017 0.002   −0.236   0.057  
P-value 0.694 0.771 0.971   < 0.0001   0.347  
N 328 300 330   332   275