Figure 5: Percent of Children Screened At or Around Age One Year and At or Around Age Two Years by Gender;1 1998 - 2002 Birth Cohorts (1998 to 2005 Blood Lead Test Data), New York State Excluding New York City

Figure 5 shows the percent of children screened for lead at or around age one year (9 months to < 18 months) and at or around age two years (18 months to < 36 months) by gender for children born in the years 1998 through 2002. This analysis was conducted to assess whether any gender differences exist in lead screening rates. The analysis shows no gender differences in screening rates at or around age one year or at or around age two years. Improvements in screening rates over time are similar for both boys and girls.

Birth Year Male Female
Screened at One Year Screened at Two Years Screened at One Year Screened at Two Years
1998 25.4% 19.5% 25.3% 19.1%
1999 25.8% 19.9% 25.7% 19.4%
2000 26.3% 20.6% 26.3% 20.6%
2001 27.5% 20.7% 27.5% 20.4%
2002 27.0% 23.6% 27.0% 23.3%

Footnotes

  1. At or around age one year is defined as 9 months to < 18 months and at or around age two years is defined as 18 months to < 36 months. Note: Overall, 5% of child test records received were uninformative for gender.