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Table 4 Least squares adjusted mean urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations (ng/mL), adjusted for age, BMI, and urinary specific gravity.

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

  Area of Residence Reported Food Storage in Plastic
  Rural (n = 29) Urban (n = 28) No (n = 14) Yes (n = 43)
Metabolite Mean S.E. Mean S.E. Mean S.E. Mean S.E.
Mono-carboxyisononyl phthalate (MCNP) 1.7 0.3 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.4 1.7 0.2
Mono-carboxy-isooctyl phthalate (MCOP) 3.1 0.9 4.4 1.0 2.7 1.3 4.8 0.7
Mono-n-butyl phthalate (MBP) 66.5 25.5 81.0 29.0 42.2 35.2 105.2 19.7
Mono-ethyl phthalate (MEP) 370.1 241.2 262.5 273.7 154.5 333.0 478.1 186.3
Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) 4.6 1.4 6.3 1.6 3.5 2.0 7.3 1.1
Mono-benzyl phthalate (MBzP) 1.9 1.0 3.6 1.2 1.9 1.4 3.6 0.8
Mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate (MCPP) 1.7 0.6 2.3 0.6 1.2 0.8 2.8 0.4
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP) 24.8 8.9 45.5 10.1 26.4 12.3 43.9 6.9
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP) 17.8 6.3 30.5 7.1 17.3 8.6 31.0 4.8
Mono-isobutyl phthalate (MiBP) 28.4 10.7 36.3 12.1 15.2* 14.7 49.5* 8.2
Mono-(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl) phthalate (MECPP) 71.0 17.3 79.3 19.7 53.8 24.0 96.5 13.4
  1. S.E. - Standard Error
  2. * - Significantly different by t-test (p = 0.04)