Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys in Georgia: Blood lead level in children age 2-10

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Europe & Central Asia

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) in Georgia in 2018 revealed that 41 per cent of children in the country had elevated blood lead levels. The MICS was conducted between September and December 2018. As part of the survey, venous blood samples were collected from 1,578 randomly selected children aged 2–7 years across Georgia. These blood samples were sent to the laboratory at the Italian National Institute of Health, one of the leading public health institutions in Europe, where they were analysed, free of charge, using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, the most accurate ‘gold-standard’ method for lead testing. 

Watch this video to learn more about the survey results.