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Children Tested for Lead by Age 3

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Children Tested for Lead by Age 3

All NYC children are required to be tested for lead poisoning at around age 1 and age 2, and to be screened for risk of lead poisoning, and tested if at risk, up until age 6. These data are an indicator of the number and percentage of children turning 3 years old in a given year who were tested for lead poisoning.

About the Data

All NYC children are required to be tested for lead poisoning at around age 1 and age 2, and to be screened for risk of lead poisoning, and tested if at risk, up until age 6. These data are an indicator of the number and percentage of children turning 3 years old in a given year who were tested for lead poisoning.

How calculated: To identify children tested for lead poisoning, birth records for all children born in New York City to New York City resident mothers, and turning 3 years old in a given year were matched to children tested for lead poisoning before age 3.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
geo_area_namegeo_area_namegeo_area_nameTextThe neighborhood name for the geographic division
Children tested for lead by age 3 years Percentagechildren_tested_for_lead_2children_tested_for_lead_2NumberNumber of children born in New York City to New York City resident mothers who were tested for lead poisoning before the age of three years, divided by the number of children born in New York City to New York City resident mothers turning three years old; expressed as percent.
time_periodtime_periodtime_periodTextThe time period for which the data is aggregated; value could be a year, quarter, seasonal or multi-year
geo_area_idgeo_area_idgeo_area_idNumberAn ID for the geographic neighborhood of a given geography type
geo_typegeo_typegeo_typeTextThe type of geographic aggregation for the data; this could range from Citywide to Neighborhood Tabulation Areas in NYC.
borough_idborough_idborough_idTextAn ID for the NYC borough that the neighborhood falls within
Children tested for lead by age 3 years Numberchildren_tested_for_leadchildren_tested_for_leadNumberNumber of children born in New York City to New York City resident mothers tested for lead poisoning before the age of three years. To identify children tested for lead poisoning, birth records for all children born in a given year in New York City to New York City resident mothers were matched to children tested for lead poisoning in the New York City Childhood Lead Registry. <a href="http://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/EPHTPDF/Childhood_Lead_Exposure_Definitions_June_2016.pdf" target="_blank">Read more </a>about different measures used by the Health Department for surveillance of childhood lead poisoning.
Children tested for lead by age 3 years Number _NOTESchildren_tested_for_lead_1children_tested_for_lead_1TextAdditional notes that apply to field to the left
Children tested for lead by age 3 years Percentage _NOTESchildren_tested_for_lead_3children_tested_for_lead_3TextAdditional notes that apply to field to the left

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