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

Source:2009-2011 NYS Department of Health Heavy Metals Registry Data as of July, 2013

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  Cases Average employed persons Crude
Region/County 2009 2010 2011 Total 2009-2011 Rate
Reg- 1 Western New York
Allegany 13 13 10 36 21,769 55.1
Cattaraugus 20 20 17 57 37,361 50.9
Chautauqua 9 10 8 27 59,061 15.2
Erie 108 140 117 365 427,742 28.4
Genesee 10 12 13 35 30,055 38.8
Niagara 29 37 38 104 101,907 34.0
Orleans 5 5 6 16 17,379 30.7
Wyoming 5 5 1 11 18,762 19.5
Region Total 199 242 210 651 714,035 30.4
Reg- 2 Finger Lakes
Chemung 18 22 8 48 37,221 43.0
Livingston 15 10 5 30 29,331 34.1
Monroe 52 56 39 147 343,085 14.3
Ontario 11 10 14 35 52,473 22.2
Schuyler 9 5 6 20 11,411 58.4
Seneca 10 9 7 26 25,388 34.1
Steuben 5 4 4 13 40,765 10.6
Wayne 6 4 3 13 43,371 10.0
Yates 0 0 1 1 12,293 2.7*
Region Total 126 120 87 333 595,338 18.6
Reg- 3 Central New York
Cayuga 12 27 27 66 37,739 58.3
Cortland 0 1 0 1 21,988 1.5*
Herkimer 23 34 51 108 28,286 127.3
Jefferson 7 8 10 25 44,695 18.6
Lewis 27 29 24 80 11,401 233.9
Madison 13 10 11 34 32,860 34.5
Oneida 19 15 13 47 100,434 15.6
Onondaga 32 21 22 75 212,344 11.8
Oswego 9 7 4 20 52,925 12.6
St. Lawrence 12 11 8 31 67,093 15.4
Tompkins 2 4 2 8 53,277 5.0*
Region Total 156 167 172 495 663,040 24.9
Reg- 4 New York-Penn
Broome 12 10 10 32 87,264 12.2
Chenango 0 1 3 4 22,214 6.0*
Tioga 7 6 3 16 23,478 22.7
Region Total 19 17 16 52 132,956 13.0
Reg- 5 Northeastern New York
Albany 21 25 15 61 145,075 14.0
Clinton 3 2 2 7 35,081 6.7*
Columbia 20 15 18 53 28,532 61.9
Delaware 9 7 5 21 20,042 34.9
Essex 2 0 1 3 16,342 6.1*
Franklin 0 10 10 20 20,677 32.2
Fulton 9 12 9 30 24,362 41.0
Greene 7 10 9 26 21,836 39.7
Hamilton 0 0 1 1 2,757 12.1*
Montgomery 1 5 2 8 21,645 12.3*
Otsego 3 2 2 7 29,070 8.0*
Rensselaer 17 19 14 50 76,248 21.9
Saratoga 21 30 22 73 97,080 25.1
Schenectady 1 2 5 8 50,790 5.3*
Schoharie 1 1 1 3 12,335 8.1*
Warren 6 11 8 25 33,013 25.2
Washington 5 9 4 18 29,715 20.2
Region Total 126 160 128 414 664,600 20.8
Reg- 6 Hudson Valley
Dutchess 43 53 47 143 133,088 35.8
Orange 212 203 225 640 163,485 130.5
Putnam 6 13 6 25 50,604 16.5
Rockland 14 21 19 54 143,319 12.6
Sullivan 29 28 33 90 31,709 94.6
Ulster 19 22 24 65 81,487 26.6
Westchester 59 73 66 198 445,886 14.8
Region Total 382 413 420 1,215 1,049,579 38.6
Reg- 7 New York City
Bronx 121 139 138 398 475,426 27.9
Kings 207 253 264 724 1,017,783 23.7
New York 67 73 58 198 859,767 7.7
Queens 290 338 326 954 1,039,542 30.6
Richmond 47 69 62 178 225,642 26.3
Region Total 732 872 848 2,452 3,618,159 22.6
Reg- 8 Nassau-Suffolk
Nassau 80 109 112 301 639,617 15.7
Suffolk 83 106 122 311 727,224 14.3
Region Total 163 215 234 612 1,366,841 14.9
New York State 1,903 2,206 2,115 6,224 8,804,548 23.6

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

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