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Table 3 Metal co-exposure in relation to high sensitivity-C reactive protein and total plasma homocysteine

From: Blood lead, cadmium and mercury in relation to homocysteine and C-reactive protein in women of reproductive age: a panel study

  hs-CRPb (mg/L) tHcyb (μmol/L)
Unadjusted Adjusted a Unadjusted Adjusted a
Cadmiumb, μg /l 0.18 (−0.16, 0.51) 0.17 (−0.20, 0.55) 0.03 (−0.02, 0.07) 0.02 (−0.03, 0.07)
Leadb, μg/dl 0.25 (−0.23, 0.73) 0.16 (−0.34, 0.66) 0.09 (0.03, 0.15) 0.10 (0.03, 0.16)
Mercuryb, μg /l 0.08 (−0.13, 0.30) 0.09 (−0.13, 0.31) −0.02 (−0.05, 0.01) −0.02 (−0.05, 0.01)
Compositec     
Low Ref Ref Ref Ref
Medium 0.26 (−0.12, 0.63) 0.37 (−0.01, 0.74) 0.02 (−0.04, 0.08) 0.01 (−0.04, 0.07)
High 0.18 (−0.23, 0.59) 0.19 (−0.21, 0.60) 0.05 (−0.01, 0.12) 0.05 (−0.02, 0.11)
  1. Abbreviations: hs-CRP high sensitivity C-reactive protein, tHcy total serum homocysteine
  2. aAdjusted for age, BMI, smoking, race, average calories, cycle day and parity
  3. bNatural log-transformed
  4. cComposite tertiles definitions: high (in highest tertile of at least two metals), low (in lowest tertile of at least two metals), medium (all others)