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EH-8.1 Data Details

EH-8.1 Eliminate elevated blood lead levels in children

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
0.9 (2005-2008)
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Number of children aged 1 to 5 years with blood lead levels (BLLs) 10 or more μg/dL
Number of children aged 1 to 5 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. CDC. Preventing Lead Exposure in Young Children: A Housing-Based Approach to Primary Prevention of Lead Poisoning. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2004.3.
  2. Gould, E. Childhood Lead Poisoning: Conservative Estimates of the Social and Economic Benefits of Lead Hazard Control. Environmental Health Perspectives 2009;117(7):1162-1167.