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

Source:2010-2012 NYS Department of Health Heavy Metals Registry Data as of July, 2014

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  Cases Average employed persons Crude
Region/County 2010 2011 2012 Total 2010-2012 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 109 112 80 301 641,047 15.7
Suffolk 106 122 114 342 727,221 15.7
Region Total 215 234 194 643 1,368,268 15.7
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 139 138 163 440 478,269 30.7
Kings 253 264 204 721 1,020,942 23.5
New York 73 58 74 205 860,831 7.9
Queens 338 326 276 940 1,037,794 30.2
Richmond 69 62 65 196 223,113 29.3
Region Total 872 848 782 2,502 3,620,949 23.0
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 53 47 38 138 133,295 34.5
Orange 203 225 210 638 161,750 131.5
Putnam 13 6 6 25 50,255 16.6
Rockland 21 19 15 55 144,879 12.7
Sullivan 28 33 22 83 31,275 88.5
Ulster 22 24 18 64 80,285 26.6
Westchester 73 66 65 204 443,139 15.3
Region Total 413 420 374 1,207 1,044,878 38.5
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 25 15 19 59 144,134 13.6
Columbia 15 18 17 50 28,355 58.8
Greene 10 9 7 26 21,605 40.1
Rensselaer 19 14 11 44 75,834 19.3
Saratoga 30 22 26 78 110,143 23.6
Schenectady 2 5 2 9 69,176 4.3*
Region Total 101 83 82 266 449,248 19.7
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 12 9 10 31 24,123 42.8
Herkimer 34 51 26 111 28,045 131.9
Montgomery 5 2 4 11 21,409 17.1
Otsego 2 2 0 4 29,050 4.6*
Schoharie 1 1 0 2 13,865 4.8*
Region Total 54 65 40 159 116,491 45.5
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 2 2 2 6 34,462 5.8*
Essex 0 1 0 1 16,126 2.1*
Franklin 10 10 3 23 20,433 37.5
Hamilton 0 1 0 1 2,712 12.3*
Warren 11 8 5 24 32,783 24.4
Washington 9 4 7 20 29,594 22.5
Region Total 32 26 17 75 136,110 18.4
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 8 10 7 25 44,191 18.9
Lewis 29 24 18 71 11,201 211.3
St. Lawrence 11 8 7 26 43,604 19.9
Region Total 48 42 32 122 98,997 41.1
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 27 27 14 68 37,527 60.4
Cortland 1 0 1 2 22,066 3.0*
Madison 10 11 4 25 32,696 25.5
Oneida 15 13 9 37 98,796 12.5
Onondaga 21 22 31 74 210,645 11.7
Oswego 7 4 3 14 52,095 9.0
Region Total 81 77 62 220 453,826 16.2
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 10 10 12 32 85,745 12.4
Chenango 1 3 3 7 22,459 10.4*
Delaware 7 5 8 20 19,807 33.7
Tioga 6 3 6 15 23,009 21.7
Tompkins 4 2 3 9 53,644 5.6*
Region Total 28 23 32 83 204,663 13.5
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 22 8 9 39 37,042 35.1
Livingston 10 5 8 23 29,359 26.1
Monroe 56 39 43 138 342,043 13.4
Ontario 10 14 11 35 52,452 22.2
Schuyler 5 6 3 14 9,204 50.7
Seneca 9 7 10 26 15,714 55.2
Steuben 4 4 1 9 40,236 7.5*
Wayne 4 3 2 9 43,241 6.9*
Yates 0 1 1 2 12,284 5.4*
Region Total 120 87 88 295 581,575 16.9
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 13 10 9 32 21,870 48.8
Cattaraugus 20 17 18 55 36,923 49.7
Chautauqua 10 8 8 26 58,141 14.9
Erie 140 117 107 364 426,159 28.5
Genesee 12 13 8 33 118,075 9.3
Niagara 37 38 46 121 101,259 39.8
Orleans 5 6 4 15 17,323 28.9
Wyoming 5 1 3 9 18,543 16.2*
Region Total 242 210 203 655 798,293 27.4
New York State 2,206 2,115 1,906 6,227 8,873,298 23.4

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

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