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Table 3 Percentage distribution of cases with various numbers of adverse signs as sorted in terms of areas, genders and age

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

  Group of subjects Sum of subjects with indicated numbers of adverse signs as percent of total number per group  
Line Name1) Total number Numbers of multiple adverse signs Serum PCB
(ng/g lipid)
5% – 95%
    0+1 2+3 4+5 6+7 8+9 10+11  
1 POLL all 1008 12.4 32.5 29.6 19.3 5.3 0.7 672 – 9103
2 POLL all M 432 9.9 32.4 29.3 21.7 5.5 0.9 736 – 11745
3 POLL all F 576 14.2 32.6 30.1 17.5 5.2 3.5 632 – 7075
4 POLL yng M 133 15.1A 40.7C 30.8 11.3E 2.2A ----- 545 – 5687
5 POLL old M 299 7.7A 28.7C 28.7 26.4E 6.9A 1.3 1129 – 13801
6 POLL yng F 157 21.1C 40.1D 26.1 9.4C 1.9B ----- 507 – 4141
7 POLL old F 419 11.7C 29.6D 32.3 20.5C 6.4B ----- 818 – 8430
8 BCGR all 1038 27.2 37.3 27.1 8.1 2.1 ----- 354 – 1698
9 BCGR all M 402 21.9 40.8 27.6 7.9 1.4 ----- 430 – 1992
10 BCGR all F 635 28.9 34.9 25.3 8.1 0.3 ----- 321 – 1380
11 BCGR yng M 116 38.2E 47.8A 13.1E 2.6A ----- ----- 343 – 1129
12 BCGR old M 286 15.7E 38.1A 33.9E 9.8A 2.1 ----- 587 – 2467
13 BCGR yng F 172 46.2F 35.8 15.1F 2.9C ----- ----- 251 – 1194
14 BCGR old F 463 22.5F 34.8 28.9F 10.4C 3.4 ----- 369 – 1578
  1. 1) Abbreviations: POLL = polluted area; BCGR = background pollution area; M = males; F = females; yng = young
  2. 2) Statistical significance: p < 0.05 was found between vertical pairs with superscripts A or B, p < 0.01 was found in these with superscripts C or D, and p < 0.001 in these with superscripts E or F