Children with lead poisoning

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Definitions: Children confirmed positive for lead poisoning (blood lead level ≥ 5 mcg/dL) are counted if they screened positive with a venous test and/or had a confirmed capillary test at any time in their lives prior to the end of December.

Data Source: Rhode Island Department of Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Footnotes: Data represent children eligible to enter Kindergarten in the Fall, two years after the year cited.