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Table 5 Association between natural log cumulative prenatal mercury exposure and the risk of autism and developmental delay (vs. Typical Development)a

From: Prenatal mercury exposure, autism, and developmental delay, using pharmacokinetic combination of newborn blood concentrations and questionnaire data: a case control study

  Unadjusted Fully adjusted*
  Log MeHg AUC O.R. (95 % C.I.) p-value Log MeHg AUC O.R. (95 % C.I.) p-value
ASD 1.01 0.72 1.03 0.47
(vs. TD) (0.94, 1.10)   (0.95, 1.12)  
DD/AtD 1.02 0.70 1.00 0.94
(vs. TD) (0.91, 1.14)   (0.89 1.13)  
  1. *Adjusted for: Gender, maternal education, child’s race, maternal birth place, maternal age, and payment method for child delivery
  2. aSample Sizes: Au/ASD = 153, DD/AtD = 32, TD = 53