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Children Under 6 yrs with Elevated Blood Lead Levels (BLL)

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Children Under 6 yrs with Elevated Blood Lead Levels (BLL)

These data are an indicator of children younger that 6 years of age tested in NYC in a given year with blood lead levels of 5 mcg/dL or greater.

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 children younger that 6 years of age tested in NYC in a given year with blood lead levels of 5 mcg/dL or greater. In 2012, CDC established that a blood lead level of 5 mcg/dL is the reference level for exposure to lead in children. This level is used to identify children who have blood lead levels higher than most children's levels. The reference level is determined by measuring the NHANES blood lead distribution in US children ages 1 to 5 years, and is reviewed every 4 years.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=10 µg/dL per 1,000 testedchildren_under_6_years_with_10children_under_6_years_with_10NumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 10 mcg/dL or greater, divided by the number of children less than 6 years old who were tested for lead poisoning in a given year; expressed as cases per 1,000 tested. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the rate of children newly identified with blood lead levels at or above 10 mcg/dL reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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 under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number Testedchildren_under_6_years_with_6children_under_6_years_with_6NumberChildren under 6 years of age tested for lead poisoning in a given year. Children may be tested multiple times in a given year but are only counted once. All children are counted regardless of blood specimen type (confirmed or unconfirmed); the number is rounded to the nearest 100. <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 under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=15 µg/dL per 1,000 tested_NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_13children_under_6_years_with_13TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL>=15 µg/dLchildren_under_6_years_with_4children_under_6_years_with_4NumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 15 mcg/dL or greater. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the number of children newly identified with blood lead levels of 15 mcg/dL or greater reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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.
geo_area_idgeo_area_idgeo_area_idNumberAn ID for the geographic neighborhood of a given geography type
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=5 µg/dL per 1,000 tested_NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_9children_under_6_years_with_9TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL >=5 µg/dL _NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_1children_under_6_years_with_1TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
geo_typegeo_typegeo_typeTextThe type of geographic aggregation for the data; this could range from Citywide to Neighborhood Tabulation Areas in NYC.
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=10 µg/dL per 1,000 tested_NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_11children_under_6_years_with_11TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL >=5 µg/dLchildren_under_6_years_withchildren_under_6_years_withNumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 5 mcg/dL or greater. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the number of children newly identified with blood lead levels at or above a certain level reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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 under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL>=15 µg/dL _NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_5children_under_6_years_with_5TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL>=10 µg/dLchildren_under_6_years_with_2children_under_6_years_with_2NumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 10 mcg/dL or greater. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the number of children newly identified with blood lead levels of 10 mcg/dL or greater reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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.
borough_idborough_idborough_idNumberAn ID for the NYC borough that the neighborhood falls within
time_periodtime_periodtime_periodTextThe time period for which the data is aggregated; value could be a year, quarter, seasonal or multi-year
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number BLL>=10 µg/dL _NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_3children_under_6_years_with_3TextAdditional notes that apply to field above
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=5 µg/dL per 1,000 testedchildren_under_6_years_with_8children_under_6_years_with_8NumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 5 mcg/dL or greater, divided by the total number of children less than 6 years old who were tested for lead poisoning in a given year; expressed as cases per 1,000 tested. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the rate of children newly identified with blood lead levels at or above a certain level reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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 under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Rate BLL>=15 µg/dL per 1,000 testedchildren_under_6_years_with_12children_under_6_years_with_12NumberNumber of children less than 6 years old tested in a given year with blood lead levels of 15 mcg/dL or greater, divided by the number of children less than 6 years old who were tested for lead poisoning in a given year; expressed as cases per 1,000 tested. The numbers in this table include all children tested within a given calendar year, regardless of whether they were tested in previous years with the same or different blood lead levels. While children can receive more than one test during the calendar year, children are only counted once using the highest confirmed blood lead level during the calendar year. If the child does not have a confirmed test in a given year, the child’s blood lead level is based on the highest capillary or unknown test type. This measure differs from the rate of children newly identified with blood lead levels of 15 mcg/dL or greater reported by the Health Department in other publications. <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.
geo_area_namegeo_area_namegeo_area_nameTextThe neighborhood name for the geographic division
Children under 6 years with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) Number Tested _NOTESchildren_under_6_years_with_7children_under_6_years_with_7TextAdditional notes that apply to field above

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