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Table 1 Serum concentrations of CB-153 and p,p'-DDE (ng/g lipid) and potential confounders among the men.a

From: Inter-population variations in concentrations, determinants of and correlations between 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (CB-153) and 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl)-ethylene (p,p'-DDE): a cross-sectional study of 3161 men and women from Inuit and European populations

  Inuit men
(n = 439)
Swedish fishermen
(n = 189)
Warsaw men
(n = 257)
Kharkiv men
(n = 287)
  Mb 5–95 % M 5–95 % M 5–95 % M 5–95 %
CB-153 200 50–920 190 62–640 17 <LODc-38 44 5.5–130
p,p'-DDE 560 90–2200 240 80–890 530 220–1000 930 390–2400
Age (years) 30 21–44 48 32–62 30 25–37 25 20–39
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 20.4–33.1 26.4 22.0–32.6 25.4 20.4–31.7 23.9 19.7–29.5
Smoking         
   Neverd 16   38   52   25  
   Everd 18   62   48   75  
   Cig/day 8.0 0–20 11 0–25 0 0–20 7.5 0–20
Seafood (meals/week) 1.5 0.1–5.0 n.ae   1.0 0–3.0 4.0 2.0–5.0
  1. a) Except area of residence
  2. b) Median
  3. c) Below detection level
  4. d) %
  5. e) n.a. = not analyzed because data was not available