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# Children with Highest Blood Lead Level 5+ μg/dL

Short Definition: # Children Under Age 6 with Highest Blood Lead Level >=5 μg/dL

Long Definition:

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

Time Period(s):
Calendar Year 2007,  2008,  2009,  2010,  2011,  2012

Geographies: RI Municipalities

Data Type: Numeric

Purpose:

Lead exposure at even very low levels can cause irreversible damage.

Limitations:

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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