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Table 1 Characteristics of the 57 participating women

From: Relation between dietary cadmium intake and biomarkers of cadmium exposure in premenopausal women accounting for body iron stores

Background variable Mean Median Range
Age (y) 37 38 20-50
Body weight (kg) 62 61 47-82
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 22 22 19-30
Energy intake (kcal/day) 1843 1790 1080-3276
Cadmium intake (μg/day)* 13 11 5-38
Urinary creatinine (g/L urine) 0.70 0.65 0.14-1.64
Urinary cadmium excretion (μg/g creatinine) 0.18 0.15 0.02-0.59
Blood cadmium (μg/L) 0.27 0.23 0.09-0.96
Model-predicted urinary cadmium excretion (μg/g creatinine) 0.19 0.16 0.03-0.76
Serum ferritin (μg/L) 29 18 3-124
  1. * based on duplicate portions during 4 consecutive days