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Table 3 Sums of PCBs, PCDD/Fs and PBDEs, and total-TEq in cryptorchid and healthy boys

From: Association between levels of persistent organic pollutants in adipose tissue and cryptorchidism in early childhood: a case–control study

  Cases median (range) Controls median (range) pa
Finland N = 30 N = 29  
 Sum of PCDD/Fs (pg/g) 113 (41.5–320) 77.7 (27.9–1290) 0.25
 Sum of PCBs (ng/g) 68.9 (12.7–389) 80.0 (11.2–570) 0.97
 Sum of PBDEs (ng/g) 7.01 (1.56–63.6) 5.41 (1.28–85.9) 0.42
 Total-TEq (pg/g) 7.44 (3.24–40.7) 5.43 (2.65–64.1) 0.85
Denmark N = 14 N = 9  
 Sum of PCDD/Fs (pg/g) 88.9 (21.7–258) 83.0 (21.7–164) 0.83
 Sum of PCBs (ng/g) 182 (17.4–698) 164 (12.8–517) 0.56
 Sum of PBDEs (ng/g) 3.94 (1.56–31.0) 5.67 (3.54–9.43) 0.45
 Total-TEq (pg/g) 18.5 (3.41–56.0) 13.0 (2.64–42.0) 0.73
Finland and Denmark N = 44 N = 38  
 Sum of PCDD/Fs (pg/g) 103 (21.7–320) 79.1 (21.7–1290) 0.94
 Sum of PCBs (ng/g) 97.0 (12.7–698) 134 (11.2–570) 0.73
 Sum of PBDEs (ng/g) 4.90 (1.56–63.6) 5.54 (1.28–85.9) 0.26
 Total-TEq (pg/g) 9.78 (3.24–56.0) 7.50 (2.64–64.1) 0.55
  1. aFor the difference between cases and controls