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Children under age 6 screened for lead poisoning in Tennessee

Children under age 6 screened for lead poisoning

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Number and percentage of children under age 6 who were screened for elevated blood lead levels. State total includes data with unknown counties and/or out of state residents. Rate is the percentage of children of same age group.

Data Source

LeadTRK, Division of Family Health and Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health. Population estimates were collected from the Division of Population Health Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health.


Based on CDC definition, children screened were defined as children <72 months who had lead tests, but previously did not have a confirmed EBLL. (NOTE: A child may be screened in multiple years or even multiple times within a given year, but would be counted only once for each year).
State data include number of children for which no county of resident was identified. 

Last Updated

July 2023