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

Source:2010-2012 NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Data as of May, 2014

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Cases Average children tested Crude
Region/County 2010 2011 2012 Total 2010-2012 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 65 49 55 169 31,448 1.8
Suffolk 39 34 22 95 27,449 1.2
Region Total 104 83 77 264 58,897 1.5
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 239 181 139 559 68,905 2.7
Kings 506 423 320 1,249 117,133 3.6
New York 100 79 59 238 44,191 1.8
Queens 307 264 207 778 91,967 2.8
Richmond 33 36 35 104 15,336 2.3
Region Total 1,185 983 760 2,928 337,551 2.9
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 42 37 26 105 5,478 6.4
Orange 90 66 52 208 8,600 8.1
Putnam 1 1 2 4 1,714 0.8*
Rockland 29 35 22 86 9,204 3.1
Sullivan 11 13 15 39 1,320 9.8
Ulster 16 19 16 51 2,521 6.7
Westchester 112 107 84 303 25,843 3.9
Region Total 301 278 217 796 54,680 4.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 52 75 52 179 4,461 13.4
Columbia 17 10 8 35 827 14.1
Greene 7 5 8 20 670 10.0
Rensselaer 35 24 31 90 2,674 11.2
Saratoga 11 4 6 21 3,835 1.8
Schenectady 27 25 25 77 2,793 9.2
Region Total 149 143 130 422 15,260 9.2
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 22 23 26 71 861 27.5
Herkimer 18 6 9 33 1,002 11.0
Montgomery 26 21 38 85 950 29.8
Otsego 8 1 5 14 818 5.7
Schoharie 6 3 1 10 412 8.1
Region Total 80 54 79 213 4,044 17.6
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 3 4 2 9 1,133 2.6*
Essex 1 5 2 8 390 6.8*
Franklin 4 7 0 11 674 5.4
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 38 0.0*
Warren 7 6 2 15 1,068 4.7
Washington 5 11 14 30 969 10.3
Region Total 20 33 20 73 4,272 5.7
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 11 18 16 45 2,781 5.4
Lewis 3 6 4 13 425 10.2
St. Lawrence 8 12 8 28 1,367 6.8
Region Total 22 36 28 86 4,573 6.3
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 12 12 14 38 1,102 11.5
Cortland 10 9 3 22 822 8.9
Madison 6 1 7 14 942 5.0
Oneida 142 135 153 430 4,230 33.9
Onondaga 98 125 142 365 10,491 11.6
Oswego 7 21 8 36 1,846 6.5
Region Total 275 303 327 905 19,433 15.5
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 46 32 33 111 2,701 13.7
Chenango 7 11 4 22 750 9.8
Delaware 9 3 9 21 625 11.2
Tioga 9 7 7 23 665 11.5
Tompkins 1 7 7 15 1,490 3.4
Region Total 72 60 60 192 6,231 10.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 10 4 8 22 1,571 4.7
Livingston 9 2 4 15 838 6.0
Monroe 146 112 112 370 13,270 9.3
Ontario 12 8 8 28 1,550 6.0
Schuyler 0 2 2 4 231 5.8*
Seneca 4 2 3 9 439 6.8*
Steuben 15 13 13 41 1,554 8.8
Wayne 10 12 15 37 1,545 8.0
Yates 8 5 2 15 316 15.8
Region Total 214 160 167 541 21,314 8.5
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 7 7 7 21 736 9.5
Cattaraugus 19 11 13 43 1,522 9.4
Chautauqua 29 24 43 96 2,411 13.3
Erie 384 344 366 1,094 18,545 19.7
Genesee 9 5 3 17 938 6.0
Niagara 40 38 42 120 3,752 10.7
Orleans 9 6 10 25 537 15.5
Wyoming 2 5 6 13 633 6.8
Region Total 499 440 490 1,429 29,074 16.4
New York State 3,498 3,182 2,355 9,035 473,846 6.4

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

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