More than 67 percent of all housing units in Ohio were built before 1980 and are likely to contain some lead-based paint on interior and/or exterior surfaces. Each year, approximately 160,000 children from birth to 6 years of age are screened for lead poisoning in Ohio and currently, less than 3 percent are found to have confirmed elevated blood lead levels.
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Blood lead testing data for Ohio children from 2016 to present can be found in ODH’s Public Health Data Warehouse. These data are updated daily.
Additionally, the following documents show data from 1999 to the most recent published year (2021):
- Number of Children, Less Than Six Years of Age, Tested for Lead in Ohio, 1999-2021
- Prevalence of Confirmed Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Tested Ohio Children, Less than Six Years of Age, 1999-2021
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