NEHA October 2022 Journal of Environmental Health

10 Volume 85 • Number 3 A D VANC EME N T O F T H E SCIENCE Observed Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) for Children <6 Years From 11 Neighboring Counties in the North Region of Georgia, 2015 County a # of Children <6 Years # of Children <6 Years With BLLs of 5–9 µg/dL Total # of Children <6 Years Tested All White Non-White All White Non-White A 2,401 5 2 3 319 169 150 B 1,067 6 4 2 323 213 110 C 834 3 1 2 194 157 37 D 400 0 0 0 113 91 22 E 3,552 1 1 0 193 142 51 F 1,581 9 3 6 651 330 321 G 1,423 4 3 1 219 130 89 H 1,387 4 3 1 368 208 160 I 2,571 10 3 7 740 415 325 J 1,625 9 7 2 529 365 164 X b 743 0 0 0 246 148 98 a These 11 counties were chosen arbitrarily because they are contiguous. The assumption was that because they are contiguous, these counties will have similar BLL rates of 5–9 µg/dL among children <6 years. b X indicates the targeted county. A targeted county is one with the lowest observed proportion of tested children with BLLs of 5–9 µg/dL among children <6 years. TABLE 1 Observed Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) for Children <6 Years From 11 Neighboring Counties in the East Region of Georgia, 2015 County a # of Children <6 Years # of Children <6 Years With BLLs of 5–9 µg/dL Total # of Children <6 Years Tested All White Non-White All White Non-White A 400 4 3 1 39 13 26 B 13,956 49 10 39 1,817 303 1,514 C 1,595 8 1 7 393 104 289 D 829 2 0 2 205 57 148 E 535 2 0 2 62 16 46 F 1,467 11 1 10 177 47 130 G 985 3 2 1 162 38 124 H 494 3 2 1 123 50 73 I 4,196 20 9 11 1,203 255 948 J 1,132 16 5 11 722 228 494 X b 9,328 2 1 1 458 233 225 a These 11 counties were chosen arbitrarily because they are contiguous. The assumption was that because they are contiguous, these counties will have similar BLL rates of 5–9 µg/dL among children <6 years. b X indicates the targeted county. A targeted county is one with the lowest observed proportion of tested children with BLLs of 5–9 µg/dL among children <6 years. TABLE 2

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