Incidence of confirmed high blood lead level (10 micrograms or higher per deciliter) - rate per 1,000 tested children aged <72 months

Source:2012-2014 NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Data as of June, 2016

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  Cases Average children (aged <72 months) tested Crude
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 55 67 53 175 32,198 1.8
Suffolk 22 37 45 104 26,083 1.3
Region Total 77 104 98 279 58,281 1.6
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 139 141 133 413 65,131 2.1
Kings 320 260 283 863 111,617 2.6
New York 59 51 48 158 40,748 1.3
Queens 207 182 224 613 89,976 2.3
Richmond 35 27 24 86 14,467 2.0
Region Total 760 661 712 2,133 321,957 2.2
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 26 44 25 95 5,165 6.1
Orange 52 93 77 222 7,750 9.5
Putnam 2 1 3 6 1,567 1.3*
Rockland 22 50 39 111 10,069 3.7
Sullivan 15 12 1 28 1,186 7.9
Ulster 16 38 35 89 2,323 12.8
Westchester 84 152 103 339 26,216 4.3
Region Total 217 390 283 890 54,276 5.5
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 52 75 76 203 4,549 14.9
Columbia 8 21 9 38 809 15.7
Greene 8 12 5 25 658 12.7
Rensselaer 31 53 38 122 2,579 15.8
Saratoga 6 26 28 60 3,384 5.9
Schenectady 25 59 64 148 2,804 17.6
Region Total 130 246 220 596 14,784 13.4
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 26 36 24 86 1,071 26.8
Herkimer 9 18 13 40 1,076 12.4
Montgomery 38 32 22 92 964 31.8
Otsego 5 18 13 36 871 13.8
Schoharie 1 6 4 11 423 8.7
Region Total 79 110 76 265 4,405 20.1
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 2 6 7 15 1,179 4.2
Essex 2 2 4 8 356 7.5*
Franklin 0 3 16 19 650 9.7
Hamilton 0 0 1 1 45 7.4*
Warren 2 12 10 24 903 8.9
Washington 14 30 28 72 934 25.7
Region Total 20 53 66 139 4,067 11.4
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 16 35 22 73 2,517 9.7
Lewis 4 7 2 13 419 10.3
St. Lawrence 8 15 15 38 1,463 8.7
Region Total 28 57 39 124 4,399 9.4
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 14 35 16 65 1,163 18.6
Cortland 3 3 4 10 747 4.5
Madison 7 3 3 13 904 4.8
Oneida 153 142 114 409 4,581 29.8
Onondaga 142 180 125 447 10,165 14.7
Oswego 8 10 22 40 1,837 7.3
Region Total 327 373 284 984 19,398 16.9
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 33 63 36 132 2,972 14.8
Chenango 4 5 10 19 762 8.3
Delaware 9 9 15 33 648 17.0
Tioga 7 11 1 19 601 10.5
Tompkins 7 11 6 24 1,266 6.3
Region Total 60 99 68 227 6,248 12.1
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 8 34 30 72 1,355 17.7
Livingston 4 8 8 20 753 8.9
Monroe 112 191 166 469 13,823 11.3
Ontario 8 13 14 35 1,554 7.5
Schuyler 2 2 4 8 218 12.2*
Seneca 3 6 4 13 414 10.5
Steuben 13 34 16 63 1,530 13.7
Wayne 15 21 14 50 1,553 10.7
Yates 2 8 6 16 286 18.6
Region Total 167 317 262 746 21,487 11.6
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 7 10 10 27 667 13.5
Cattaraugus 13 27 15 55 1,459 12.6
Chautauqua 43 48 29 120 2,380 16.8
Erie 366 603 384 1,353 18,313 24.6
Genesee 3 13 15 31 965 10.7
Niagara 42 80 54 176 3,549 16.5
Orleans 10 6 14 30 565 17.7
Wyoming 6 8 13 27 620 14.5
Region Total 490 795 534 1,819 28,518 21.3
New York State 2,355 3,205 2,642 8,202 537,820 5.1

*: Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable

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