Risk of Lead Poisoning by Income Status in Wisconsin

National data indicates that children from low-income families are at greater risk for lead poisoning. In Wisconsin 92% of the children identified with lead poisoning in 2006 were enrolled in the Medicaid Program or the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Children who were enrolled in either of these programs were nearly five times more likely to be lead poisoned than those not enrolled in either program.

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Last Revised: October 14, 2014