Complete Health Indicator Report of Mean Blood Lead Levels among Children
DefinitionMean (average) blood lead levels in children aged 1-5 years
NumeratorSum of blood lead levels in each child aged 1-5 years
DenominatorTotal number of children aged 1-5 years
Why Is This Important?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.
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the mean blood lead levels in childrenU.S. Target: 1.6 ug/dL average blood lead level in children aged 1-5 years
State Target: 1.5 ug/dL average blood lead level in children aged 1-5 years
Other Objectives'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective MCH-12''': Reduce mean blood lead levels in children aged 1-5 years to an average blood lead level of <=1.5 mcg/dL. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective MCH-12''': Reduce mean blood lead levels in children aged 1-5 years to an average blood lead level of <=2.9 mcg/dL.
How Are We Doing?The average blood lead level of children aged 1-5 years is declining. The original Healthy New Jersey 2020 target of 2.9 mcg/dL was met in 2007-2010, thus a new target has been set.
Available ServicesCDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips: [http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips.htm] Consumer Product Safety Commission (lead recalls in consumer products): [https://cpsc.gov/]
Health Program InformationNJDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/childhoodlead/]
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Mean Blood Lead Levels in Children Aged 1-5 Years, New Jersey, 2005-2019
|4-year average||Average Blood Lead Level (mcg/dL)|
Record Count: 12
Data NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective MCH-12.
Data SourceLeadTrax, Office of Local Public Health, New Jersey Department of Health
Page Content Updated On 11/18/2020, Published on 11/18/2020