Children with confirmed elevated blood lead level (EBLL) in Tennessee

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Number of children of age less than 6 years who had confirmed elevated blood lead level (EBLL)>=5µg/dL. Rate is per 1,000 children under screened for blood lead level. 

Data Source: Tennessee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Division of Family Health and Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health. Population data were collected from the Division of Vital Records and Statistics, Tennessee Department of Health.


Based on CDC definition, children screened were defined as children <72 months who had lead tests, but previously did not have a confirmed EBLL. (NOTE: A child may be screened in multiple years or even multiple times within a given year, but would be counted only once for each year.)
Children with EBLL ≥5 µg/dL were defined as children who had EBLL ≥5 µg/dL and were confirmed in the respective year based on CDC definition.
State total includes data with unidentified county or out of state children.