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Percent of Children Tested With Elevated Lead Levels

Percent of Children Tested With Elevated Lead Levels

Cities: Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; San Diego County, CA; Washington, DC | Race/Ethnicity: All | Sex: Both | Year: 2014

Place Year Value Notes
Charlotte, NC 2014 0.3
Las Vegas (Clark County), NV 2014 0.7
Portland (Multnomah County), OR 2014 1.1
Columbus, OH 2014 1.4
San Diego County, CA 2014 1.5 Values of 4.5-4.9 were rounded up and included. Analysis completed by County ...
Washington, DC 2014 1.5 Represents confirmed prevalent cases per CDC case definition (one venous spec...
Denver, CO 2014 1.6
New York City, NY 2014 2.1
Boston, MA 2014 2.4
Los Angeles, CA 2014 2.4 County level data only. Unprocessed records were not included in analysis.
Kansas City, MO 2014 2.9
Chicago, IL 2014 4.0
Indianapolis (Marion County), IN 2014 4.6
Miami (Miami-Dade County), FL 2014 5.5
Philadelphia, PA 2014 6.9
Cleveland, OH 2014 14.2

Notes for this indicator

For some cities, county level data was provided: Los Angeles County for Los Angeles, CA; Bexar County for San Antonio, TX; Alameda County for Oakland, CA.

Note that there are not appropriate national data to use as a baseline for the percent of children tested with elevated blood lead level indicator. The city level data compiled here are in part based on number of children tested in a given jurisdiction. While the data are compiled with the same methodology, the percentages largely depend on who is being tested. Thus, city-to-city comparisons for this indicator should be made with caution due to differences in testing practices and policies that can affect elevated blood lead levels.

Project by NACCHO + supported by the De Beaumont Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation