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

Source:2013-2015 NYS Department of Health Heavy Metals Registry Data as of May, 2017

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  Cases Average employed persons (aged 16+) Crude
Region/County 2013 2014 2015 Total 2013-2015 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 82 77 104 263 657,915 13.3
Suffolk 133 85 113 331 731,011 15.1
Region Total 215 162 217 594 1,388,926 14.3
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 139 128 127 394 550,712 23.8
Kings 202 187 186 575 1,134,609 16.9
New York 75 46 47 168 861,275 6.5
Queens 273 216 210 699 1,088,978 21.4
Richmond 65 62 62 189 206,426 30.5
Region Total 754 639 632 2,025 3,841,999 17.6
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 35 27 21 83 135,714 20.4
Orange 192 103 104 399 167,362 79.5
Putnam 9 12 9 30 48,169 20.8
Rockland 20 34 15 69 142,615 16.1
Sullivan 29 28 33 90 31,584 95.0
Ulster 25 21 19 65 83,609 25.9
Westchester 89 75 77 241 450,297 17.8
Region Total 399 300 278 977 1,059,350 30.7
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 13 12 10 35 150,714 7.7
Columbia 13 18 12 43 29,991 47.8
Greene 8 6 3 17 19,469 29.1
Rensselaer 11 7 12 30 77,512 12.9
Saratoga 27 17 11 55 111,084 16.5
Schenectady 7 8 10 25 72,601 11.5
Region Total 79 68 58 205 461,370 14.8
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 8 3 2 13 21,972 19.7
Herkimer 10 9 5 24 27,201 29.4
Montgomery 8 9 9 26 20,814 41.6
Otsego 3 6 4 13 28,487 15.2
Schoharie 4 3 5 12 13,927 28.7
Region Total 33 30 25 88 112,400 26.1
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 3 3 5 11 33,836 10.8
Essex 1 3 1 5 16,416 10.2*
Franklin 3 3 2 8 19,247 13.9*
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 2,243 0.0*
Warren 4 8 4 16 30,392 17.5
Washington 10 9 10 29 27,098 35.7
Region Total 21 26 22 69 129,232 17.8
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 6 5 3 14 43,438 10.7
Lewis 14 17 20 51 10,981 154.8
St. Lawrence 9 9 4 22 43,726 16.8
Region Total 29 31 27 87 98,145 29.5
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 6 8 8 22 35,611 20.6
Cortland 8 4 3 15 22,311 22.4
Madison 1 1 6 8 31,522 8.5*
Oneida 32 31 31 94 97,823 32.0
Onondaga 29 11 20 60 213,689 9.4
Oswego 7 3 8 18 51,011 11.8
Region Total 83 58 76 217 451,967 16.0
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 11 7 3 21 82,816 8.5
Chenango 4 2 1 7 21,966 10.6*
Delaware 4 2 7 13 18,857 23.0
Tioga 8 3 7 18 22,562 26.6
Tompkins 5 5 2 12 52,816 7.6
Region Total 32 19 20 71 199,016 11.9
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 7 4 2 13 36,020 12.0
Livingston 10 10 7 27 29,409 30.6
Monroe 43 35 38 116 345,833 11.2
Ontario 7 8 5 20 52,211 12.8
Schuyler 1 0 0 1 8,047 4.1*
Seneca 10 6 5 21 14,838 47.2
Steuben 7 4 2 13 41,311 10.5
Wayne 11 6 11 28 42,062 22.2
Yates 2 0 3 5 11,127 15.0*
Region Total 98 73 73 244 580,857 14.0
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 2 1 5 8 21,938 12.2*
Cattaraugus 13 9 11 33 34,300 32.1
Chautauqua 10 9 19 38 54,486 23.2
Erie 111 92 76 279 423,775 21.9
Genesee 6 6 5 17 28,464 19.9
Niagara 45 37 28 110 95,227 38.5
Orleans 6 5 5 16 16,835 31.7
Wyoming 3 5 4 12 17,273 23.2
Region Total 196 164 153 513 692,298 24.7
New York State 1,939 1,570 1,581 5,090 9,015,561 18.8

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

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