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Table 3 Small for gestational age and average VOC exposure, entire pregnancy, Camp Lejeune, 1968-1985

From: Evaluation of contaminated drinking water and preterm birth, small for gestational age, and birth weight at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a cross-sectional study

Exposure Small for gestation age OR (95% CI) p value
No #, % Yes #, %
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)     
No exposure 3246, 31.4 476, 30.2 1.0 (ref.)  
>0- < 35.8 ppb 3558, 34.5 531, 33.7 1.0 (0.9-1.2) 0.80
≥35.8- < 52.7 ppb 1730, 16.8 309, 19.6 1.2 (1.0-1.4) 0.01
≥52.7- < 81.4 ppb 1075, 10.4 154, 9.8 1.0 (0.8-1.2) 0.81
≥ 81.4 ppb 713, 6.9 104, 6.6 1.0 (0.8-1.2) 0.96
Trichloroethylene (TCE)     
No exposure 1891, 18.3 238, 15.1 1.0 (ref.)  
>0- < 1.7 ppb 4306, 41.7 676, 42.9 1.2 (1.1-1.5) 0.01
≥1.7- < 3.2 ppb 2057, 19.9 326, 20.7 1.3 (1.1-1.5) 0.01
≥3.2- < 9.8 ppb 1248, 12.1 180, 11.4 1.1 (1.0-1.4) 0.20
≥ 9.8 ppb 820, 7.9 154, 9.8 1.5 (1.2-1.9) <0.01
Benzene     
No exposure 7356, 71.3 1107, 70.3 1.0 (ref.)  
>0- < 1 ppb 2335, 22.6 356, 22.6 1.0 (0.9-1.2) 0.84
≥ 1 ppb 631, 6.1 111, 7.1 1.2 (0.9-1.5) 0.15