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Childhood 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. Start your search by selecting a category:

Statewide Totals  |  County Totals  |  Health Department Totals  |  Select City Totals


Search: Health Department Totals

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Column heading definitions can be found at the bottom of this page.  

Local Health Department Year Age Group Total Tested Total Poisoned Total Cases Percent Poisoned Percent Poisoned on MA
Select a Local Health Department and year from the options above, and then click submit to start your search.


WISCONSIN BLOOD LEAD TESTING DATA FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 6 YEARS OF AGE 

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 testing.
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:  August 02, 2013