Yemeni Families and Child Lead Screening in Detroit

Jacquelyn Taylor, Teresa G. Holtrop

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Abstract

This project was an exploratory effort to screen and treat immigrant Yemeni children who were at high risk for lead poisoning. The Detroit metropolitan area is home to the largest number of Arabic immigrants in the United States. In addition, Detroit has the largest rate of childhood lead poisoning in the state of Michigan. No published studies were found that explored the prevalence of lead poisoning among Yemeni children in Michigan. Immigrant children from countries where knowledge of lead poisoning is limited may be particularly vulnerable because of difficulties in language and accessing health care. Children's Hospital of Michigan CATCH School Mobile Health Center conducted this health-screening project. This article reports on the gender and health issues encountered during the community outreach lead testing effort within a Yemeni neighborhood in Detroit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Keywords

  • community outreach
  • gender issues
  • immigrant health
  • lead poisoning
  • Yemeni

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  • Nursing(all)

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Yemeni Families and Child Lead Screening in Detroit. / Taylor, Jacquelyn; Holtrop, Teresa G.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 63-69.

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