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Table 1 Subject work exposure and fish consumption

From: Efficacy of N,N‘bis-(2-mercaptoethyl) isophthalamide on mercury intoxication: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Category NBMI 100 mg (n = 13) NBMI 300 mg (n = 11) Placebo (n = 12)
Age (years) Mean 43.6 38.5 33.3
Min 22 26 19
Max 56 59 47
BMI (kg/m2) Mean 28.5 27.7 29.5
Min 21.8 23.1 18.9
Max 36.4 34.4 39.1
Living in the mining area [years] Median 22 15 31
Min 3 1.5 1
Max 54 50 47
Working with mercury [years] Median 15 5 12
Min 1 1.5 0.5
Max 20 30 40
Smelting amalgam to recover the gold (Yes/No) Yes 13 (100.0%) 7 (63.6%) 9 (75.0%)
Handling mercury to extract the gold from the ore, but no smelting (Yes/No) Yes 6 (46.2%) 4 (36.4%) 3 (25.0%)
Smelting gold / gold buyer (Yes/No) Yes 0 (0%) 2 (18.2%) 2 (16.7%)
Another job or no job (Yes/No) Yes 0 (0%) 2 (18.2%) 1 (8.3%)
Fish Consumption At least once a week 9 (69.2%) 6 (54.5%) 8 (66.7%)
  Never or less than once a week 4 (30.8%) 5 (45.5%) 4 (33.3%)