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created Nov 5 2014

updated Oct 23 2017

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This map shows the percentage of children that reside in each New York State county, excluding New York City, who were tested for lead and identified for the first time within the specified time period to have elevated concentrations of lead in their blood. An elevated blood lead concentration of ≥ 10 mcg/dL is defined by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the level requiring public health intervention. Under current NYS Public Health Law and implementing regulations, health care providers are required to test all children for lead at or around age one year and again at or around age two years. Health care providers are also required to assess all children age six months to 72 months of age at least once annually for lead exposure, with blood lead testing for all children found to be at risk, based on those assessments. For more information, check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/. The "About" tab contains additional details concerning this dataset.

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Data Provided By
New York State Department of Health
Source Link
http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/
Dataset Summary
Time Period
Beginning 2003
Posting Frequency
Annually
Dataset Owner
Center for Environmental Health
Coverage
Statewide, excluding New York City.
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Number of children less than 18 years of age
Organization
Office of Public Health
Data Frequency
Annually
Notes
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A child is defined as any individual less than 18 years of age at the time the blood was collected for the lead test. Zip codes with less than 6 incidence cases and zip codes with fewer than 30 total tests are nulled to protect patient confidentiality.
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The data set excludes any zip codes which were missing or invalid, and all NYC zip codes which are not available.
Dataset Information
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Health, Department of
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