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

Source:2012-2014 NYS Department of Health Heavy Metals Registry Data as of May, 2016

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  Cases Average employed persons (aged 16+) Crude
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 80 82 77 239 651,544 12.2
Suffolk 114 133 85 332 728,359 15.2
Region Total 194 215 162 571 1,379,903 13.8
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 163 139 128 430 522,487 27.4
Kings 204 202 187 593 1,087,907 18.2
New York 74 75 46 195 854,423 7.6
Queens 276 273 216 765 1,061,793 24.0
Richmond 65 65 62 192 209,346 30.6
Region Total 782 754 639 2,175 3,735,956 19.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 38 35 27 100 134,713 24.7
Orange 210 192 103 505 164,238 102.5
Putnam 6 9 12 27 48,673 18.5
Rockland 15 20 34 69 143,373 16.0
Sullivan 22 29 28 79 31,235 84.3
Ulster 18 25 21 64 81,940 26.0
Westchester 65 89 75 229 445,482 17.1
Region Total 374 399 300 1,073 1,049,655 34.1
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 19 13 12 44 148,385 9.9
Columbia 17 13 18 48 29,400 54.4
Greene 7 8 6 21 20,025 35.0
Rensselaer 11 11 7 29 76,917 12.6
Saratoga 26 27 17 70 110,466 21.1
Schenectady 2 7 8 17 71,328 7.9
Region Total 82 79 68 229 456,521 16.7
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 10 8 3 21 22,592 31.0
Herkimer 26 10 9 45 27,460 54.6
Montgomery 4 8 9 21 20,969 33.4
Otsego 0 3 6 9 28,764 10.4*
Schoharie 0 4 3 7 13,859 16.8*
Region Total 40 33 30 103 113,643 30.2
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 2 3 3 8 33,891 7.9*
Essex 0 1 3 4 16,292 8.2*
Franklin 3 3 3 9 19,633 15.3*
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 2,368 0.0*
Warren 5 4 8 17 31,089 18.2
Washington 7 10 9 26 27,879 31.1
Region Total 17 21 26 64 131,151 16.3
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 7 6 5 18 43,446 13.8
Lewis 18 14 17 49 11,002 148.5
St. Lawrence 7 9 9 25 43,584 19.1
Region Total 32 29 31 92 98,032 31.3
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 14 6 8 28 36,219 25.8
Cortland 1 8 4 13 22,249 19.5
Madison 4 1 1 6 31,848 6.3*
Oneida 9 32 31 72 97,688 24.6
Onondaga 31 29 11 71 212,506 11.1
Oswego 3 7 3 13 51,170 8.5
Region Total 62 83 58 203 451,681 15.0
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 12 11 7 30 83,808 11.9
Chenango 3 4 2 9 22,292 13.5*
Delaware 8 4 2 14 19,223 24.3
Tioga 6 8 3 17 22,691 25.0
Tompkins 3 5 5 13 53,211 8.1
Region Total 32 32 19 83 201,226 13.7
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 9 7 4 20 36,337 18.3
Livingston 8 10 10 28 29,377 31.8
Monroe 43 43 35 121 344,226 11.7
Ontario 11 7 8 26 52,251 16.6
Schuyler 3 1 0 4 8,424 15.8*
Seneca 10 10 6 26 15,038 57.6
Steuben 1 7 4 12 40,881 9.8
Wayne 2 11 6 19 42,395 14.9
Yates 1 2 0 3 11,481 8.7*
Region Total 88 98 73 259 580,410 14.9
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 9 2 1 12 21,951 18.2
Cattaraugus 18 13 9 40 35,146 37.9
Chautauqua 8 10 9 27 55,524 16.2
Erie 107 111 92 310 424,149 24.4
Genesee 8 6 6 20 117,073 5.7
Niagara 46 45 37 128 97,050 44.0
Orleans 4 6 5 15 16,991 29.4
Wyoming 3 3 5 11 17,633 20.8
Region Total 203 196 164 563 785,518 23.9
New York State 1,906 1,939 1,570 5,415 8,983,694 20.1

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

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