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

Source:2011-2013 NYS Child Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Data as of May, 2015

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  Cases Average children (aged <72 months) tested Crude
Region/County 2011 2012 2013 Total 2011-2013 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 49 55 67 171 32,472 1.8
Suffolk 34 22 37 93 26,894 1.2
Region Total 83 77 104 264 59,366 1.5
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 181 139 141 461 67,366 2.3
Kings 423 320 260 1,003 115,120 2.9
New York 79 59 51 189 42,858 1.5
Queens 264 207 182 653 91,144 2.4
Richmond 36 35 27 98 14,921 2.2
Region Total 983 760 661 2,404 331,428 2.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 37 26 44 107 5,350 6.7
Orange 66 52 93 211 8,074 8.7
Putnam 1 2 1 4 1,685 0.8*
Rockland 35 22 50 107 9,719 3.7
Sullivan 13 15 12 40 1,230 10.8
Ulster 19 16 38 73 2,301 10.6
Westchester 107 84 152 343 26,614 4.3
Region Total 278 217 390 885 54,973 5.4
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 75 52 75 202 4,487 15.0
Columbia 10 8 21 39 843 15.4
Greene 5 8 12 25 661 12.6
Rensselaer 24 31 53 108 2,592 13.9
Saratoga 4 6 26 36 3,531 3.4
Schenectady 25 25 59 109 2,775 13.1
Region Total 143 130 246 519 14,889 11.6
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 23 26 36 85 983 28.8
Herkimer 6 9 18 33 1,055 10.4
Montgomery 21 38 32 91 975 31.1
Otsego 1 5 18 24 857 9.3
Schoharie 3 1 6 10 434 7.7
Region Total 54 79 110 243 4,303 18.8
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 4 2 6 12 1,174 3.4
Essex 5 2 2 9 360 8.3*
Franklin 7 0 3 10 633 5.3
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 37 0.0*
Warren 6 2 12 20 908 7.3
Washington 11 14 30 55 924 19.8
Region Total 33 20 53 106 4,036 8.8
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 18 16 35 69 2,608 8.8
Lewis 6 4 7 17 430 13.2
St. Lawrence 12 8 15 35 1,399 8.3
Region Total 36 28 57 121 4,437 9.1
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 12 14 35 61 1,128 18.0
Cortland 9 3 3 15 760 6.6
Madison 1 7 3 11 935 3.9
Oneida 135 153 142 430 4,565 31.4
Onondaga 125 142 180 447 10,501 14.2
Oswego 21 8 10 39 1,835 7.1
Region Total 303 327 373 1,003 19,724 17.0
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 32 33 63 128 2,863 14.9
Chenango 11 4 5 20 753 8.9
Delaware 3 9 9 21 631 11.1
Tioga 7 7 11 25 635 13.1
Tompkins 7 7 11 25 1,349 6.2
Region Total 60 60 99 219 6,232 11.7
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 4 8 34 46 1,433 10.7
Livingston 2 4 8 14 766 6.1
Monroe 112 112 191 415 13,601 10.2
Ontario 8 8 13 29 1,512 6.4
Schuyler 2 2 2 6 223 9.0*
Seneca 2 3 6 11 407 9.0
Steuben 13 13 34 60 1,546 12.9
Wayne 12 15 21 48 1,530 10.5
Yates 5 2 8 15 301 16.6
Region Total 160 167 317 644 21,320 10.1
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 7 7 10 24 671 11.9
Cattaraugus 11 13 27 51 1,512 11.2
Chautauqua 24 43 48 115 2,416 15.9
Erie 344 366 603 1,313 18,246 24.0
Genesee 5 3 13 21 942 7.4
Niagara 38 42 80 160 3,422 15.6
Orleans 6 10 6 22 547 13.4
Wyoming 5 6 8 19 608 10.4
Region Total 440 490 795 1,725 28,367 20.3
New York State 2,573 2,355 3,205 8,133 549,074 4.9

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

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