Children under 6 with confirmed cases of elevated blood lead levels

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Definitions: Total number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels greater than or equal to 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (µg/dL).

Data Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health, Kentucky Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; and University of Louisville Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology for 2013 and prior. Starting with 2014, data deriving from the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program were extracted from the EnviroHealthLink data portal.

Footnotes: Confirmed case refers to a blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (µg/dL) resulting from one venous sample or two capillary samples taken within twelve weeks of one another. LNE=Number not reported for fewer than 6 confirmed cases. Starting in 2010, the Jefferson County count does not include data from the University of Louisville Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology due to the department no longer collecting the data. Not all labs are included; therefore, counts may be underrepresented.

Updated 6/11/2018