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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.

Notes

This is a Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective.

Data Source

LeadTrax; Maternal, Child, and Community Health Services; New Jersey Department of Health

Definition

Percentage of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter)

Numerator

Number of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL

Denominator

Total number of children aged 1-5 years

Other Objectives

Healthy 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 Services

CDC 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 Information

NJDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: http://nj.gov/health/fhs/newborn/lead.shtml
Page Content Updated On 04/12/2016, Published on 04/12/2016
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