Childhood Blood Lead Testing and Elevated Incidence by Zip Code: Beginning 2000

health.data.ny.gov | Last Updated 12 Oct 2017

This dataset contains the number and rate of children that reside in each New York State zip code, 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 ≥ 5 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/,

Tags: lead, environmental, children, environmental health, community health and chronic disease

This dataset has the following 14 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CountycountytextCounty of residence
County CodefipsnumberCounty FIPS code
YearyearnumberYear the lead test was collected
ZipziptextZip Code of residence
TeststestsnumberNumber of children who resided in the zip code and had a blood lead test within the specified year.
Less than 5 mcg/dLless_than_5_mcg_dlnumberNumber of children who resided in the zip code that were identified to have a unconfirmed and confirmed concentration of less than 5 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) lead in their within the specified year.
5-10 mcg/dL_5_10_mcg_dlnumberNumber of children who resided in the zip code that were identified to have a unconfirmed and confirmed concentration of lead in their blood between 5 – 10 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) within the specified year.
10 – 15 mcg/dL_10to15numberNumber of children who resided in the zip code that were identified for the first time to have a confirmed concentration of lead in their blood between 10 – 15 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) within the specified year.
15 + mcg/dL_15numberNumber of children who resided in the zip code that were identified for the first time to have a confirmed concentration of lead in blood greater than 15 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) within the specified year.
Total Elevated Blood Levelstotal_ebllsnumberTotal number of children who resided in the zip code that were identified for the first time to have a confirmed elevated lead blood level within the specified year. Blood lead concentrations ≥ 10 mcg/dL are considered elevated.
PercentpercentnumberTotal number of children who resided in the zip code that were identified for the first time with confirmed elevated lead blood levels within the specified year, divided by the total number of children who resided in the zip code that had a blood lead screening test in that same year multiplied by 100.
Rate per 1,000rate_per_1_000numberTotal number of children who resided in the zip code that were identified for the first time with confirmed elevated lead blood levels within the specified year, divided by the total number of children who resided in the zip code that had a blood lead screening test in that same year multiplied by 1,000.
Zip Code Locationzip_code_locationlocationCentroid location for zip code where child lives.
County Locationcounty_locationlocationLatitude and Longitude of New York State County's centroid