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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Data

Background

The Nebraska Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program tracks all blood lead tests performed on Nebraska children. The reports indicate the patient's name, gender, age, address, blood lead level, and type of test (venous or capillary). The data represent all cases of Nebraska children under 7 years old who have had their blood lead level (BLL) tested and reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services by physicians, clinics, laboratories and hospitals, as required by Nebraska law.

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program collects data from laboratories that perform blood lead tests on children 0-6 years of age. Nebraska lead poisoning surveillance data are entered into the Systematic Tracking of Elevated Lead Levels and Remediation (STELLAR) database. Information transmitted from electronic laboratory reporting is received into the Nebraska Electronic Data Surveillance System (NEDSS). The data have been collected monthly since 2001.

Related Links and Reports

Lead Home Page

2011 Blood Lead Level Map

Childhood Blood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Report 2001-2005

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Environmental Health Hazards and Indoor Air
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0548