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Table 2 Plasma organochlorine concentrations (μg/kg lipids) in the 153 peri- and postmenopausal Inuit women

From: Plasma organochlorine concentrations and bone ultrasound measurements: a cross-sectional study in peri-and postmenopausal Inuit women from Greenland

Variables % detected Geometric mean (95% CI) Min Max
PCBs (IUPAC No)     
28 83 7.7 (6.8–8.7) ND* 111.1
52 76 7.3 (6.4–8.4) ND 80.0
99 100 88.0 (80.1–96.6) 9.3 294.7
101 84 8.9 (7.9–10.0) ND 36.6
105 98 22.5 (20.2–25.1) ND 77.7
118 100 121.9 (111.9–132.8) 19.7 371.8
128 23    
138 100 418.2 (384.4–454.9) 70.6 1385
153 100 578.6 (530.2–631.3) 93.8 1993
156 100 77.2 (70.9–83.9) 11.4 295.9
170 100 132.5 (121.4–144.6) 20.7 606.4
180 100 350.6 (319.8–384.4) 57.9 1709
183 100 41.7 (38.3–45.4) 7.4 160.0
187 100 164.3 (150.7–179.0) 24.2 660.3
ΣPCBs 100 2051 (1886–2229) 341 7384
Chlorinated pesticides     
Aldrin 3    
β-HCH 100 49.4 (46.3–52.6) 16.2 134.6
γ-Chlordane 25    
cis-Nonachlor 100 87.2 (79.3–96.0) 9.5 287.5
p, p'-DDE 100 1192 (1083–1313) 94.2 6464
p, p'-DDT 95 33.5 (29.9–37.6) ND 145.6
HCB 100 289.0 (264.3–316.0) 56.9 1458
Mirex 100 39.6 (34.9–45.0) ND 242.4
Oxychlordane 100 214.6 (192.6–239.0) 15.9 1268
trans-Nonachlor 100 388.7 (351.8–429.5) 40.7 1903
  1. *ND; not detected