Health Indicator Report of High Initial Blood Lead Levels among Children
Lead can disrupt the normal growth and development of a child's brain and central nervous system. Children are exposed to lead by swallowing lead dust, soil, or paint chips, breathing lead contaminated air, or eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by lead.
NotesThis is a Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective.
Data SourceLeadTrax; Maternal, Child, and Community Health Services; New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionPercentage of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter)
NumeratorNumber of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL
DenominatorTotal number of children aged 1-5 years
Other ObjectivesHealthy New Jersey 2020 Objective MCH-11: Reduce the proportion of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level >=10 mcg/dL to 0.9%.
How Are We Doing?The proportion of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level >=10 mcg/dL is one-third what it was at the launch of the Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) initiative and the HNJ2020 target was met in 2006-2009.
Available ServicesCDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips.htm Consumer Product Safety Commission (lead recalls in consumer products): http://www.cpsc.gov/
Health Program InformationNJDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: http://nj.gov/health/fhs/newborn/lead.shtml
Page Content Updated On 04/12/2016, Published on 04/12/2016