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New Jersey Childhood Lead Poisoning Annual Testing 2013

origin_of_data: NJ EPHT Project Staff
origin_of_data: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
publication_date: 201502
indicator_title: New Jersey Childhood Lead Poisoning Annual Testing 2013
link_to_dataset: None
abstract: Childhood lead poisoning data for all children less than 72 months of age tested during a specific year, residing in the State of New Jersey and reported to the Department of Health.
purpose: This data set contributes to the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The EPHT cooperative agreement states that "by September 30, 2008 [all grantees must] track and make available core environmental health tracking measures on the State and National EPHT Network [including] data/information on elevated blood lead levels in children, as defined through the Content workgroup process." The Content Workgroup Lead Team identified health outcomes of concern for the national EPHT program, identified nationally consistent data sources, and developed nationally consistent indicators and measures. Elevated blood lead levels in children can be examined by year, at a county level. This dataset has been designed for surveillance and case management and is targeted toward local health department personnel (nurse case managers and environmental inspectors).
supplemental_data_info: These data have been deidentified to protect patient confidentiality.
beginning_date_in_dataset: 20130101
end_date_of_dataset: 20131231
publication_date_of_dataset: Time Period End Date
dataset_status: Complete
update_frequency: Annually
westbound_coordinate: -75.559791000000004
eastbound_coordinate: -73.893980999999997
northbound_coordinate: 41.357427000000001
southbound_coordinate: 38.928767999999998
themekey_type: NONE
theme_keyword: Exposure; Environmental exposure; Childhood lead poisoning; Blood lead levels; elevated blood lead levels; BLL; Lead; Pb; capillary and venous blood samples; blood lead screening;
theme_keyword: Blood lead level; 144262007; Increased blood lead level; 407152001
placekey_type: FIPS 5-2 (State)
place_keyword: New Jersey
place_keyword: NONE
place_keyword: NONE
access_constraints_to_data: None for aggregated data. Higher-resolution geographic data is available only to approved researchers who meet criteria of the Child Health Program and who have completed a MOA with NJ DOH.
use_constraints_of_data: These are aggregate summary measures of elevated blood lead levels in children. Data should not be used in epidemiologic investigations of health outcome and environmental linkages. Data cannot be used for commercial purposes but can be used to form a basis for additional health studies or specific remediation actions.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
security_system: None
security_classification: None
security_handling_procedure: None
native_dataset_environment: Oracle. Downloadable as .dat, .csv (raw data) or canned reports (statistical)
GIS_notes: None
data_completeness: Data for all blood lead levels are complete and verified between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
data_processing_step_description: Records extracted from Oracle database for 2013.
data_processing_step_date: 201502
data_processing_step_description: Patient identifiers removed and records deduplicated
data_processing_step_date: 201502
data_processing_step_description: Records transferred to NJ EPHT program for creation of NCDM. Guides for all NCDM creation are located within the Document Library on the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Portal.
data_processing_step_date: 201502
data_dictionary: The following variables are contained within this data file: CountyFIPS - 5-digit FIPS code YearTested - year in which test occurred AgeGroup - Age in months of child at time of lead test 1 = 0 - less than 12 2 = 12 - less than 24 3 = 24 - less than 36 4 = 36 - less than 48 5 = 48 - less than 60 6 = 60 - less than 72 9 = age unknown BLLCategory - variable reclassifies reported blood lead levels into 8 categories: 1 = blood lead level less than 5 ug/dl 2 = blood lead level 5 to less than 10 ug/dl 3 = blood lead level 10 to less than 15 ug/dl 4 = blood lead level 15 to less than 20 ug/dl 5 = blood lead level 20 to less than 25 ug/dl 6 = blood lead level 25 to less than 45 ug/dl 7 = blood lead level 45 to less than 70 ug/dl 8 = blood lead level greater than or equal to 70 ug/dl NumChildrenTested - count of children tested Confirmed: 0 = not confirmed sample 1 = confirmed sample 2 = unknown Specimen - type of blood specimen collected: 1 = venous 2 = capillary 3 = unknown Please contact the NJ EPHT Project staff for additional information.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
data_file_spec_info: File size: less than 8KB (zipped).
data_use_liability: In preparation of data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, and correct data possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in data may occur. The NJEPHTN and National EPHTN disclaim any responsibility for data errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained within this database. The state and national EPHTN also reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.
data_request_info: These data are distributed through the national environmental public health tracking portal.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
metadata_standard_name: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
metadata_access_constraints: None
metadata_use_constraints: Data should not be used in epidemiologic investigations of health outcome and environmental linkages.