Childhood Lead

Data

Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Jersey Annual Reports
Healthy People 2020
Objective EH-8.1 Reduce blood lead levels in children.
Baseline: 5.8 µg/dL: concentration level of lead in blood samples at which 97.5 percent of the population aged 1-5 years is below the measured level in 2005–08
Target: 5.2 µg/dL
Target-Setting Method: 10% improvement
Data Sources: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Objective EH-8.2: Reduce the mean blood lead level in children.
Baseline: 1.8 µg/dL: average blood lead level in children aged 1 to 5 years in 2003–04
Target: 1.6 µg/dL
Target-Setting Method: 10% improvement
Data Sources: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS
Healthy New Jersey 2020
Objective: Reduce blood lead levels in children.
Baseline: 8.0 µg/dL: concentration level of lead in blood samples at which 97.5 percent of the population aged 1-5 years is below the measured level in 2005–08
Target: 7.2 µg/dL
SFY 2015: 5.0 ug/dL
Target-Setting Method: 10% improvement
Data Source: New Jersey Childhood Lead Information Database (LeadTrax)
Objective: Reduce the mean blood lead level in children.
Baseline: 3.8 μg/dL: average blood lead level in children aged 1 to 5 years 2003-2004
Target: 3.4 ug/dL
SFY 2015: 1.7 ug/dL
Target-Setting Method: 10% improvement
Data Source: New Jersey Childhood Lead Information Database (LeadTrax)
Last Reviewed: 10/16/2017