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Table 2 Heavy metal exposure distribution

From: Stunting is associated with blood lead concentration among Bangladeshi children aged 2-3 years

  Total Study Population Pabna Sirajdikhan
(n = 618) (n = 317) (n = 301)
  Median (IQR)
Umbilical Cord Blood Lead (μg/dL) 3.1 (1.6–6.3) 1.6 (1.1–2.4) 6.2 (4.0–9.4)
 n (%) ≥ 5 μg/dL 206 (33.3) 17 (5.4) 189 (62.8)
Blood Lead 20–40 months (μg/dL) 4.2 (1.7–7.6) 1.7 (1.7–3.7) 7.3 (5.3–8.2)
 n (%) ≥ 5 μg/dL 282 (45.6) 43 (13.6) 239 (79.4)
Average Water Arsenic (μg/L) 13.4 (1.9–66.3) 34.6 (8.2–120.7) 3.3 (1.2–19.5)
Average Water Manganese (μg/L) 625.5 (368.6–1066.0) 569.0 (344.3–993.3) 750.3 (431.8–1148.0)