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Table 1 Total percentage of women of childbearing ages (16–49 years) with mercury concentrations ≥ 3.5 μg/L and ≥ 5.8 μg/L by U.S. Census region and coastal status for NHANES 1999–2010, weighted (N = 9,597)

From: Regional and temporal trends in blood mercury concentrations and fish consumption in women of child bearing Age in the united states using NHANES data from 1999–2010

  U.S. Census Region   Pr > F Coastal Status Pr > F
Whole blood mercury Northeast South Midwest West   Coastal Noncoastal
Percentage ≥ 3.5 μg/L 15.21 10.77 2.64 8.36 <0.001 12.01 4.37 <0.001
Percentage ≥ 5.8 μg/L 6.48 3.26 0.78 4.24 <0.001 6.06 1.81 <0.001