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Table 1 Demographic data on the individuals included in the study.

From: Mercury in human brain, blood, muscle and toenails in relation to exposure: an autopsy study

Case # Gender Age (years) Smoking status a Alcohol abuse b Amalgam surfaces Transfusion c
1 Male 79 CS Y 0 Y
2 Female 78 N/A N 6 N
3 Male 65 CS N 4 Y
4 Male 73 NS N 0 Y
5 Male 71 CS N 5 Y
6 Male 48 N/A N 43 N
7 Male 67 FS N 1 N
8 Male 63 FS N 43 N
9 Male 61 N/A N 13 N
10 Female 78 CS N 11 N
11 Male 71 CS Y 0 Y
12 Male 90 NS N 0 N
13 Female 70 FS N 0 N
14 Male 78 N/A N 0 N
15 Male 71 CS N 2 Y
16 Female 63 CS N 24 Y
17 Female 49 NS N 42 N
18 Male 49 CS N 29 Y
19 Male 71 FS N 11 Y
20 Male 65 N/A N 12 Y
21 Male 79 CS N 0 N
22 Male 47 CS N 0 N
23 Female 62 FS N 5 N
24 Female 54 N/A N 50 N
25 Female 78 FS N 0 N
26 Female 64 N/A N 24 N
27 Female 56 NS N 24 N
28 d Female 91 NS N 13 N
29 Female 83 N/A N 0 N
30 Female 68 N/A N 34 N
  1. a) CS: Current smoker; FS: Former smoker; NS: Non smoker; N/A: Data not available
  2. b) As noted in the hospital record (Yes/No)
  3. c) Blood transfusion the last three months as noted in the hospital record (Yes/No)
  4. d) Previous occupational exposure to mercury (retired dental nurse)