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Table 3 Serum concentrations of CB-153 and p,p'-DDE (ng/g lipid) with respect to area of residence. Data for men and women from Greenland and Sweden, respectively.

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

  Men Women
  n Ma 5–95 % n M 5–95 %
CB-153       
Greenland       
   Nuuk 122 130 38–680 159 79 11–328
   Westb 286 220 55–810 377 120 23–490
   East/Northc 29 600 110–1900 33 490 77–1400
Sweden       
   West coast 97 170 55–370 360 79 32–160
   East coast 92 210 63–800 184 97 27–260
p,p-DDE       
Greenland       
   Nuuk 122 340 47–1600 159 240 15–780
   Westb 286 610 150–2200 377 310 59–1100
   East/Northc 29 1900 310–5000 33 1000 230–2400
Sweden       
   West coast 97 200 62–620 97 200 62–620
   East coast 92 290 110–1200 92 290 110–1200
  1. a) median
  2. b) Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Kangaatsiaq, Maniitsoq, Nanortalik, Narsaq, Paamiut, Qaqortoq, Qasigiannguit, Qeqertarsuaq, Saattut, Sisimiut, Ukkusissat and Uummannaq
  3. c) Qaanaaq, Tasiilaq, Kulusuk and Kuummiut