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Annual Blood Lead Testing Persons 6 and Older

The annual testing of persons 6 and older data provides information on the number of persons, age six and older, tested for blood lead in a given year.

The Iowa Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) is a program in the Iowa Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division that helps employers, workers, medical providers, and families learn about the risks of Iowa adult lead exposure in the workplace, community, or at home.

Additional information about Adult Blood Lead Surveillance can be found here.

Measure Description

  • The Persons Tested is the number of persons age six or older tested for blood lead level (BLL) during the year.
  • The Persons with Confirmed Elevated BLL is the number of persons age six or older tested for blood lead level (BLL) during the year and had a confirmed result greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dL.

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