Table 1

Median values and their interquartile range values of the cumulative lifetime arsenic exposure indices (CLAEX) calculated for the As-affected study area of Cyprus
N (%) Median CLAEX (IQR) (mg As) p-value
Total # Participants 317 613.07 (236.9, 1304.9)
Sex 0.59
 Female 167 (53) 634.62 (231.2, 1337.4)
 Male 150 (47) 604.67 (259.1, 1271.1)
Age Group <.0001
 18-40 121 (38) 335.85 (136.6, 635.5)
 40-60 123 (39) 715.89 (259.1, 1314.9)
 60 + 73 (23) 1482.92 (847.0, 1957.7)
Education <.0001
 Elementary 85 (27) 1337.36 (697.6, 1838.1)
 High School 139 (44) 568.88 (275.7, 1183.4)
 Undergraduate 71 (22) 335.85 (138.7, 803.5)
 Post-graduate 22 (7) 349.82 (96.4, 550.6)
Smoking 0.99
 No 217 (68) 635.54 (250.9, 1303.9)
 Yes 100 (32) 593.99 (196.0, 1405.3)
Use of Water for Cooking 0.03
 No 20 (7) 241.98 (85.3, 1019.0)
 Yes 296 (93) 646.13 (253.9, 1321.2)
Diabetes 0.02
 No 296 (93) 573.31 (222.7, 1277.0)
 Yes 21 (7) 998.59 (543.3, 1838.1)
Fish Consumption 0.64
 No 79 (25) 731.23 (159.4, 1285.7)
 1-3/week 224 (71) 615.45 (251.8, 1322.6)
 More than 1–3/week 14 (4) 489.30 (221.3, 1227.2)

Makris et al.

Makris et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:334   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-334

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