TABLE 2.

Prevalence (%) of BLLs Elevated ≥5 μg/dL and ≥10 μg/dL, NHANES III (1988–1994)

VariableCategory≥5 μg/dL≥10 μg/dL
Race/ethnicityNon-Hispanic black4714
Mexican American285
Non-Hispanic white194
Age1–2 y328
3–5 y225
Age of housingPre-19464313
1946–1973266
1974 to present143
Medicaid participantsYes4213
No163
Private insuranceYes205
No338
RegionNortheast4313
Midwest3110
South224
West142
Total266