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Table 4 Correlation analysis between Kashin-Beck disease and ADDoral of ETEs

From: Dietary and drinking water intake of essential trace elements in a typical Kashin-Beck disease endemic area of Tibet, China

Survey locations Mn Fe Cu Zn Se Mo KBD prevalence
Baida Township 0.2387 1.1367 0.0810 0.6795 0.0009 0.0133 7.33%
Dalong Township 0.2440 1.3757 0.0823 0.7861 0.0008 0.0187 2.95%
Exi Township 0.2488 1.4014 0.0772 0.7102 0.0008 0.0079 20.13%
Kangsha Township 0.2451 1.8392 0.0808 0.7633 0.0008 0.0138 8.01%
Lajiu Township 0.2550 1.9838 0.0629 0.7251 0.0008 0.0118 8.88%
Mali Township 0.2605 1.2579 0.0886 0.7000 0.0010 0.0167 3.49%
Shuodu Township 0.2707 2.9703 0.0684 0.7412 0.0008 0.0067 39.40%
Xinrong Township 0.2454 2.3958 0.0760 0.7266 0.0009 0.0172 6.80%
Yuxi Township 0.2612 1.5446 0.0994 0.7987 0.0012 0.0168 3.03%
Zhongyi Township 0.2442 2.2157 0.0693 0.7227 0.0008 0.0088 26.24%
Zituo Township 0.2468 1.8823 0.0681 0.6908 0.0008 0.0083 16.78%
Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient 0.182 0.573 –0.755** –0.327 –0.628* –0.936**
  1. *means p < 0.05
  2. **means p < 0.01