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Table 4 Pearson's correlation coefficients (r) between quantitative ultrasound bone measurements and plasma organochlorines concentrations (n = 153)

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

  BUA (dB/MHz) SOS (m/sec) Stiffness index (%)
  r p-value r p-value r p-value
PCB 153 (log) -0.29 < 0.001 -0.32 < 0.001 -0.33 < 0.001
β-HCH (log) -0.02 0.784 -0.09 0.252 -0.06 0.427
p, p'-DDE (log) -0.06 0.479 -0.10 0.236 -0.08 0.306
HCB (log) -0.17 0.035 -0.26 0.001 -0.23 0.004