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Table 2 Spearman correlation coefficients between organochlorine concentrations (ng/g) in follicular fluid (n = 72) and serum (n = 110)

From: Serum and follicular fluid organochlorine concentrations among women undergoing assisted reproduction technologies

  HCB Oxy-chlordane Trans-nonachlor Mirex p,p-DDE p,p-DDT PCB 118 PCB 138 PCB 153 PCB 180 ΣPCB
HCB   0.47 0.44 0.13 0.50 0.56 0.43 0.41 0.41 0.35 0.43
Oxychlordane 0.50   0.87 0.54 0.33 0.53 0.70 0.66 0.71 0.68 0.73
Trans-nonachlor 0.42 0.88   0.61 0.43 0.54 0.76 0.69 0.75 0.70 0.77
Mirex 0.09 0.46 0.51   0.24 0.50 0.41 0.51 0.60 0.63 0.59
p,p'-DDE 0.60 0.42 0.43 0.11   0.69 0.43 0.59 0.56 0.41 0.52
p,p'-DDT 0.60 0.57 0.63 0.32 0.72   0.52 0.61 0.64 0.58 0.64
PCB 118 0.38 0.59 0.62 0.33 0.35 0.56   0.78 0.80 0.68 0.86
PCB 138 0.52 0.62 0.62 0.37 0.55 0.65 0.79   0.95 0.81 0.93
PCB 153 0.52 0.61 0.62 0.41 0.47 0.63 0.79 0.94   0.92 0.97
PCB 180 0.43 0.58 0.60 0.45 0.33 0.56 0.70 0.80 0.93   0.90
ΣPCB 0.48 0.63 0.62 0.42 0.40 0.60 0.82 0.89 0.95 0.91  
  1. *Correlation coefficients above diagonal are for follicular fluid, below diagonal are for serum.