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Table 3 The association of elevated blood lead concentrations with clinical symptoms in study subjects

From: Blood lead concentration and its associated factors in preschool children in eastern Iran: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total BLC ≥ 5 BLC < 5 Test result
Anorexia 100 (25.0%) 15 (46.8%) 85 (23.1%) P = 0.07
Weight Loss 25 (6.3%) 1 (3.1%) 24 (6.5%) P = 0.10
Paleness 11 (2.7%) 1 (3.1%) 10 (2.7%) P = 0.08
Constipation 14 (3.6%) 2 (6.3%) 12 (3.2%) P = 0.19
Abdominal pain 17 (4.2%) 2 (6.3%) 15 (4.2%) P = 0.06
Vomiting 23 (5.7%) 3 (9.4%) 20 (5.4%) P = 0.25
Ataxia 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) P = 0.99
Seizure 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) P = 0.93
Speech defect 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) P = 0.99
Memory defect 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) P = 0.99
Asymptomatic 210 (52.5%) 8 (25.0%) 202 (54.9%) P = 0.06