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

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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: 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.

Footnotes:

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.