Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?

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    • Publication Information:
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. National Institutes of Health. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1997.
    • Publication Date:
      1997
    • Abstract:
      Nationwide, 45 states issue health advisories for sport fish consumers. Chemical contaminants in some Great Lakes (GL) sport fish include compounds suspected of causing adverse reproductive and developmental effects. Although advisories to reduce consumption of contaminated fish, especially by women, have been issued by GL states (i.e., Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) since the mid-1970s, little is known about advisory awareness and GL sport fish consumption in the general population. To estimate the prevalence of GL sport fish consumption and health advisory awareness, we conducted a population-based telephone survey of 8,306 adult residents of the eight GL states. We gathered information concerning respondents' demographic characteristics, fish consumption during the preceding year, and sport fish consumption advisory awareness. The survey response rate was 69%. GL sport fish were eaten during the preceding year by 8.4% [95% confidence interval (CI), 7.6-9.2] of adults in the GL states, approximately 4.7 million persons. Women accounted for 43.9% (CI, 39.4-48.4) of consumers. Although 49.9% of GL sport fish consumers were aware of a health advisory, awareness varied significantly by sex: 58.2% (CI, 51.7-64.7) of males and 39.1% (CI, 32.6-45.6) of females were aware. Using logistic regression, we found awareness associated with male sex [odds ratio (OR) = 2.3; CI, 1.5-3.5), white race (OR = 4.2; CI, 1.9-9.1), college degree (OR = 3.1; CI, 1.3-7.6), and consuming ≥24 GL sport fish meals/year (OR = 2.4; CI, 1.4-4.3). Only half of GL sport fish consumers reported awareness of a health advisory concerning eating GL sport fish. Awareness was especially low among women, suggesting the need of targeted risk communication programs for female consumers.
    • ISSN:
      00916765
    • Accession Number:
      10.2307/3433756
    • Accession Number:
      edsjsr.10.2307.3433756
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOHN TILDEN et al. Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received? Environmental Health Perspectives, [s. l.], v. 105, n. 12, p. 1360, 1997. DOI 10.2307/3433756. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.10.2307.3433756&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, et al. Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received? Environmental Health Perspectives. 1997;105(12):1360. doi:10.2307/3433756.
    • APA:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, Charles Palit, Joseph Olson, William Mac Kenzie, & The Great Lakes Sport Fish Consortium. (1997). Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received? Environmental Health Perspectives, 105(12), 1360. https://doi.org/10.2307/3433756
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, Charles Palit, Joseph Olson, William Mac Kenzie, and The Great Lakes Sport Fish Consortium. 1997. “Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?” Environmental Health Perspectives 105 (12): 1360. doi:10.2307/3433756.
    • Harvard:
      John Tilden et al. (1997) ‘Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?’, Environmental Health Perspectives, 105(12), p. 1360. doi: 10.2307/3433756.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, Charles Palit, Joseph Olson, William Mac Kenzie & The Great Lakes Sport Fish Consortium 1997, ‘Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?’, Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 105, no. 12, p. 1360, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      John Tilden, et al. “Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?” Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 105, no. 12, 1997, p. 1360. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2307/3433756.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, Charles Palit, Joseph Olson, William Mac Kenzie, and The Great Lakes Sport Fish Consortium. “Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received?” Environmental Health Perspectives 105, no. 12 (1997): 1360. doi:10.2307/3433756.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      John Tilden, Lawrence P. Hanrahan, Henry Anderson, Charles Palit, Joseph Olson, William Mac Kenzie, et al. Health Advisories for Consumers of Great Lakes Sport Fish: Is the Message Being Received? Environmental Health Perspectives [Internet]. 1997 [cited 2020 Jan 28];105(12):1360. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.10.2307.3433756&custid=s6224580