Elevated blood lead levels (greater than or equal to 10 micrograms per deciliter) per 100,000 employed persons aged 16 years and older

Source:2011-2013 NYS Department of Health Heavy Metals Registry Data as of July, 2015

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  Cases Average employed persons (aged 16+) Crude
Region/County 2011 2012 2013 Total 2011-2013 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 112 80 82 274 646,116 14.1
Suffolk 122 114 133 369 727,488 16.9
Region Total 234 194 215 643 1,373,604 15.6
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 138 163 139 440 497,565 29.5
Kings 264 204 202 670 1,047,448 21.3
New York 58 74 75 207 852,546 8.1
Queens 326 276 273 875 1,041,004 28.0
Richmond 62 65 65 192 214,125 29.9
Region Total 848 782 754 2,384 3,652,689 21.8
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 47 38 35 120 134,383 29.8
Orange 225 210 192 627 162,342 128.7
Putnam 6 6 9 21 49,444 14.2
Rockland 19 15 20 54 144,773 12.4
Sullivan 33 22 29 84 31,226 89.7
Ulster 24 18 25 67 80,943 27.6
Westchester 66 65 89 220 443,090 16.6
Region Total 420 374 399 1,193 1,046,201 38.0
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 15 19 13 47 146,063 10.7
Columbia 18 17 13 48 28,829 55.5
Greene 9 7 8 24 20,742 38.6
Rensselaer 14 11 11 36 76,412 15.7
Saratoga 22 26 27 75 109,884 22.8
Schenectady 5 2 7 14 70,195 6.6
Region Total 83 82 79 244 452,125 18.0
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 9 10 8 27 23,393 38.5
Herkimer 51 26 10 87 27,795 104.3
Montgomery 2 4 8 14 21,198 22.0
Otsego 2 0 3 5 28,984 5.8*
Schoharie 1 0 4 5 13,900 12.0*
Region Total 65 40 33 138 115,270 39.9
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 2 2 3 7 34,114 6.8*
Essex 1 0 1 2 16,176 4.1*
Franklin 10 3 3 16 20,055 26.6
Hamilton 1 0 0 1 2,508 13.3*
Warren 8 5 4 17 31,891 17.8
Washington 4 7 10 21 28,766 24.3
Region Total 26 17 21 64 133,510 16.0
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 10 7 6 23 43,725 17.5
Lewis 24 18 14 56 11,083 168.4
St. Lawrence 8 7 9 24 43,605 18.3
Region Total 42 32 29 103 98,413 34.9
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 27 14 6 47 36,880 42.5
Cortland 0 1 8 9 22,248 13.5*
Madison 11 4 1 16 32,393 16.5
Oneida 13 9 32 54 98,064 18.4
Onondaga 22 31 29 82 211,647 12.9
Oswego 4 3 7 14 51,491 9.1
Region Total 77 62 83 222 452,722 16.3
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 10 12 11 33 84,832 13.0
Chenango 3 3 4 10 22,542 14.8
Delaware 5 8 4 17 19,547 29.0
Tioga 3 6 8 17 22,878 24.8
Tompkins 2 3 5 10 53,532 6.2
Region Total 23 32 32 87 203,331 14.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 8 9 7 24 36,773 21.8
Livingston 5 8 10 23 29,469 26.0
Monroe 39 43 43 125 342,949 12.1
Ontario 14 11 7 32 52,419 20.3
Schuyler 6 3 1 10 8,829 37.8
Seneca 7 10 10 27 15,335 58.7
Steuben 4 1 7 12 40,565 9.9
Wayne 3 2 11 16 42,916 12.4
Yates 1 1 2 4 11,856 11.2*
Region Total 87 88 98 273 581,110 15.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 10 9 2 21 21,914 31.9
Cattaraugus 17 18 13 48 36,029 44.4
Chautauqua 8 8 10 26 56,866 15.2
Erie 117 107 111 335 425,101 26.3
Genesee 13 8 6 27 117,455 7.7
Niagara 38 46 45 129 99,190 43.4
Orleans 6 4 6 16 17,171 31.1
Wyoming 1 3 3 7 18,064 12.9*
Region Total 210 203 196 609 791,790 25.6
New York State 2,115 1,906 1,939 5,960 8,900,765 22.3

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

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