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Survey of Health & Environmental Conditions in Texas Border Counties & Colonias

Start Date: July 1996 | Completion Date: July 2000

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Project Purpose

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Executive Summary
Survey of Health and Environmental Conditions in Texas Border Counties and Colonia Download PDF

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The survey was designed to: (1) provide a systematic approach to establishing baseline estimates of health and environmental conditions along the Texas-Mexico border, (2) be generalizable to the entire Texas border region, and (3) provide data of adequate precision for determining the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels and antibodies to hepatitis A in children.

Project Description

Survey of Health & Environmental Conditions in Texas Border Counties and Colonias

Expected Outcomes

Baseline environmental health data for Texas border residents.

Presentations or Publications

See Exit Disclaimer http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/borderhealth/publications_reports.shtm
Multiple presentations and data shared with UT Houston School of Public Health for teaching purposes.

Project Contacts

Dr. R. J. Dutton, Director
Office of Border Health
Texas Department of State Health Services
(512) 458-7675


Ronald J. Dutton, Ph.D., Minda Weldon, Ph.D., Jackilen Shannon, Ph.D., and Cheryl Bowcock - Office of Border Health, Texas Department of Health (now known as Texas Department of State Health Services).

Melissa Tackett-Gibson, M.A., Craig Blakely, Ph.D., Jim Dyer, Ph.D., Bodhini Jayasuriya, Ph.D., Wendy Worrall, and Ruth Betru - Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A & M University.

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