Children under age 6 confirmed with elevated blood lead level in Tennessee

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Definitions: Number of children age less than 6 years who had confirmed elevated blood lead level (EBLL)>=5µg/dL. These children were confirmed in the year of screening based on CDC definition that a child has one venous blood specimen>=5µg/dL
Rate is per 1,000 children under screened.

Data Source: LeadTRK, Division of Family Health and Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health. Population data were collected from the Office of Population Health Surveillance, 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.