Short Definition: # Children Under Age 6 with Highest Blood Lead Level >=5 μg/dL
Number of children under age 6 who were screened for lead poisoning and their highest confirmed blood lead level fell greater than or equal to 5 μg/dL, inclusive. The threshold for lead poisoning is 5 μg/dL.
Data are from the Rhode Island Department of Health Lead Elimination Surveillance System.
Agency Source: Health
|Calendar Year||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
Geographies: RI Municipalities
Data Type: Numeric
Lead exposure at even very low levels can cause irreversible damage.
Denominators vary depending on the Time Type of the indicator.
Universe: Children in RIDOH's LESS database with confirmed lead tests
Tags: Elevated Blood Lead, Lead Screening, Lead Poisoning, EBLL
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