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Table 2 Serum concentrations of CB-153 and p,p'-DDE (ng/g lipid) and potential confounders among the women.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 women
(n = 572)
Swedish women
(n = 544)
Warsaw women
(n = 261)
Kharkiv women
(n = 612)
  Mb 5–95 % M 5–95 % M 5–95 % M 5–95 %
CB-153 110 21–530 84 30–220 11 <LODc-27 27 8.1–69
p,p'-DDE 300 49–1300 140 50–530 380 140–880 650 270–1700
Age (years) 27 19–38 50 37–57 29 25–34 24 18–34
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 18.9–32.8 24.8 20.3–32.9 21 18.1–27.3 24 17.6–27.7
Smoking    n.a.e      
   Neverd 16     81   82  
   Everd 84     19   18  
   Cig/day 6 0–15    0 0–10 0 0–10
Seafood (meals/week) 1.2 0–5.0 0.4 0–1.3 1.0 0–3.0 0 0–3.0
Gestational length (weeks) 24 9–38 n.a.   33 9–38 22 7–41
Primiparad 32   n.a.   93   80  
Total lactation time (months) n.a.   12 0–40 n.a.   n.a.  
  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