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Table 2 Association of individual habits and characteristics with β-HCH haematic concentration (ng/g lipid)

From: Predictors of Beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane blood levels among people living close to a chemical plant and an illegal dumping site

 N%GMRap-value95%CI
Gender
 M31051.51.00    
 F29248.51.320.0001.141.53
Age class (years)
 0–186611.01.00    
 19–296010.02.010.0001.372.94
 30–398614.32.080.0001.443.01
 40–4913322.13.320.0002.354.70
 50–599615.94.800.0003.306.97
 60–6911018.35.830.0003.878.76
 > =70518.510.00.0006.6515.1
BMIb
 Normal/underweight20033.21.00    
 Overweight21435.51.290.0191.041.61
 Obese18831.21.630.0001.282.08
Breast feeding (if occurred in the last 15 years, limited to women aged between 19 and 59 yrs)
 No54189.91.00    
 Yes6110.10.640.0040.470.86
Eating local/own production food
 No14423.91.00    
 Yes45876.11.470.0021.151.88
Drinking water from private wells
 No54590.51.00    
 Yes579.51.470.0481.002.14
Washing with water from private wells
 No30851.21.00    
 Yes29448.81.480.0011.171.87
  1. aGMR Geometric mean ratio
  2. bBMI categorization:
  3. Normal/underweight: < 25 kg/sm
  4. Overweight: 25–29 kg/sm
  5. Obese: > = 30 kg/sm
  6. Standard errors were corrected to account for correlation between subjects nested in families (sandwich estimators)