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Table 3 Significant results when testing histopathology vs. mercury levels in East Greenland polar bears

From: Are liver and renal lesions in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) associated with high mercury levels?

Age Group Organ Histopathology p (n, F, R 2 )
All Liver Ito cell* 0.01 (50; 6.4; 0.53)
Adults Liver Lipid granulomas* 0.07 (22; 3.6; 0.38)
All Liver Portal bile duct proliferation and fibrosis** 0.007 (50; 8; 0.47)
Subadults Kidney Tubular hyalinisation, atrophy, dilatation and necrosis** 0.07 (31; 3.4; 0.51)
  1. The calculations of differences between individuals with and without lesions are based on ANCOVA Least Square Mean regression analyses normalising for age. *: individuals with lesions higher in mercury levels than individuals without lesions. **: individuals with lesions lower in mercury levels than individuals without lesions.