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Table 2 Unadjusted urinary concentrations (in ng/mL) of phthalate metabolites in Egyptian girls and U.S. population as measured in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006

From: Exposure to phthalates among premenstrual girls from rural and urban Gharbiah, Egypt: A pilot exposure assessment study

  NHANES 2003-2006a Urban Egyptians (n = 28) Rural Egyptians (n = 29)
Metabolite Mean (S.E.) Median Range Mean (S.E.) Median Range Mean (S.E.) Median Range
Mono-carboxyisononyl phthalate (MCNP) 7.3 (1.1) 5.0 0.4-31.8 1.5 (0.2) 1 0.4-5.3 1.7 (0.4) 1.2 0.4-9.5
Mono-carboxy-isooctyl phthalate (MCOP) 12.7 (3.1) 7.0 0.5-72.2 5.1 (1.1) 3.2 0.5-25.5 3.5 (0.5) 2.5 0.5-11.5
Mono-n-butyl phthalate (MBP) 54.5 (9.54) 25.7 1.5-466.6 94.7 (18.8) 53.3 5-375 86.7 (28.0) 47.5 3.5-809
Mono-ethyl phthalate (MEP) 461.7 (114.7) 114.9 5.3-18990 399.2 (272.9) 98.8 9.7-7740 400.0 (188.1) 43.2 3.8-4290
Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) 5.6 (0.7) 2.5 0.6-46.6 7.2 (1.5) 4.7 0.9-26.8 5.6 (1.2) 3.5 0.85-24.8
Mono-benzyl phthalate (MBzP) 34.7 (2.8) 25.1 0.4-393.6 4.4 (1.2) 2.2 0.2-28.1 2.0 (0.6) 0.4 0.2-16.7
Mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate (MCPP) 5.7 (0.6) 3.6 0.1-61.1 2.9 (0.6) 2 0.2-12.7 1.9 (0.5) 1 0.1-12.2
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP) 48.3 (4.73) 29.1 0.7-423.7 48.6 (11.2) 29.1 1.1-263 30.5 (4.7) 23 2.6-104
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP) 34.3 (3.3) 19.9 0.5-318.5 33.0 (7.4) 18.8 0.5-173 22.3 (4.3) 16 1-107
Mono-isobutyl phthalate (MiBP) 13.7 (2.0) 4.8 0.2-411.1 45.0 (8.7) 25.4 0.7-184 37.2 (11.4) 17.6 1.1-258
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl) phthalate (MECPP) 80.9 (8.7) 43.1 1.9-784.8 89.6 (18.8) 58 4.1-492 84.67 (14.8) 60.9 9.5-398
  1. a- Adjusted for survey weights; n = 97 except for MCOP and MCNP where n = 44
  2. S.E. - Standard Error of the Mean