Lead Poisoning Prevention Data Site
The Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program regularly
collects and analyzes data on childhood lead poisoning and provides
statistics to local health departments and the general public. You
can access statistics for 2002-2007 through this online query system. Data is sorted into the four categories below.
your search by selecting a category:
| County Totals
| Health Department Totals
| Select City Totals
Search: Statewide Totals
WISCONSIN BLOOD LEAD TESTING DATA FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 6 YEARS OF
Source: The Childhood Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program works in conjunction with other agencies
in Wisconsin to collect and compile this information. Data
presented in this query is gathered from Wisconsin Blood Lead Testing Data, WIC Enrollment Files,
and Medicaid Eligibility Files.
Age Group: Children are grouped according to their age at time of
Total Tested: Number of children who had a capillary or venous blood lead
test. If the test is a capillary sample followed within three months by a venous test,
the date and age of the child at the time of the venous test is counted.
Total Poisoned: The number of children with a capillary or venous
blood lead level (BLL) greater than or equal to 10 micrograms per
deciliter (mcg/dL); if the test is a capillary sample followed within
three months by a venous test, the value of the venous test is used to
determine poisoned status.
Total Cases: The number of children with a venous BLL greater than
or equal to 20 mcg/dL or two venous BLLs greater than or equal to 15
mcg/dL drawn at least 90 days apart;
this number includes both new cases and those initially identified in
a previous calendar year.
Percent Prevalence: The percentage of children tested in a
community who are found to be lead poisoned.
Percent Poisoned on Medicaid: The percentage of poisoned children
in a community who are also Medicaid eligible. When Total
Poisoned in a specific year or age group equals zero, a rate for percent
poisoned on Medicaid cannot be calculated. Children who are
Medicaid eligible are disproportionately affected by lead poisoning
because they are more likely to live in older rental properties.
A note on Selected Cities: The communities were selected
based on Census-2000 population. Those with a total population
greater than or equal to 10,000 were included, irrespective of blood
lead testing or prevalence rates. If you have questions about a
city not listed here, please contact the Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program at the phone number or email listed below.
Questions about the data presented here, or any of the categories/definitions
above can be directed to the Childhood
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (608) 266-5817.
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Last Revised: March 07, 2012