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Lead Poisoning Prevention Data & Reports

Data from the Milwaukee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (City of Milwaukee residents only):

Incidence (<6 yrs)

Year

>=10 µg/dL

1997

3456

1998

2663

1999

2246

2000

1959

2001

2033

2002

1787

2003

1461

2004

1380

2005

1117

2006

884

2007

899

2008

815

2009

853

2010

739

2011

751

2012

698

Prevalence (<6 yrs)

Year

>=10 µg/dL

1997

31.9%

1998

26.4%

1999

23.5%

2000

19.3%

2001

16.5%

2002

14.1%

2003

11.3%

2004

9.8%

2005

8.3%

2006

6.5%

2007

5.9%

2008

4.8%

2009

4.4%

2010

3.4%

2011

3.2%

2012

3.3%

Testing Penetration
(Children 12-35 months only)

Year

 

1997

25.0%

1998

37.7%

1999

46.9%

2000

48.8%

2001

52.6%

2002

49.7%

2003

50.6%

2004

53.0%

2005

49.9%

2006

47.5%

   2007    

50.9%

   2008    

53.7%

   2009    

58.3%

2010

67.3%

   2011    

72.2%

2012

69.3%

Table Definitions

Incidence is defined as the number of children (here identified as less than six years old) in any given time period who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (here identified as 10 µg/dL) for the very first time in their blood lead history.

Prevalence - expressed as a percentage - is defined as the number of children who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (here identified as 10 µg/dL) divided by the total number of children tested for lead in their blood. The time period and age category must be identical for both. 

Testing Penetration
This is the percentage of Milwaukee's 12 through 35 month old children who were reported to be tested at least once in any calendar year. These percentages are based upon the number of blood lead reports received versus the number of eligible children per the birth rate.

Results of all blood lead tests must be reported to Public Health Officials per Wisconsin State Law.

 


Lead Safe Housing Units

As of June 30, 2013, a total of 16,482 housing units in the City of Milwaukee have been made Lead Safe through the efforts of our program.
Updated 09-13-13