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Table 2 Prevalence of cases with various numbers of adverse signs as sorted in terms of areas and PCB level quintiles

From: Multiple adverse thyroid and metabolic health signs in the population from the area heavily polluted by organochlorine cocktail (PCB, DDE, HCB, dioxin)

   Numbers of subjects from polluted and background area with increasing number of multiple adverse signs in quintiles of PCB level  
Area Quintile of PCB level Numbers of multiple adverse signs Range of serum PCB level (ng/g lipid)
   0–1 2–3 4–5 6–7 8–9 10–11  
POLLUTED 1 32 69 62 29 8 1 337 – 1136
  2 26 66 61 32 13 3 1136 – 1619
  3 25 57 61 45 12 2 1670 – 2279
  4 19 74 60 38 19 1 2290 – 3395
  5 23 62 55 51 11 ---- 3616 – 101,413
  TOT = 1008 125 328 299 195 54 7  
BACKGROUND 1 68 76 50 10 3 ---- 149 – 521
  2 55 70 60 19 3 ---- 523 – 661
  3 57 77 47 19 8 ---- 661 – 825
  4 42 79 61 20 6 ---- 826 – 1072
  5 50 85 55 16 2 ---- 1075 – 16,391
  TOT = 1038 272 387 273 84 22 ----