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Table 6 Comparison of serum and urine heavy metal levels for participants who consume marine fish and those who do not

From: Association between heavy metal levels and acute ischemic stroke

Variables Marine fish Consumption Marine fish Non-consumption P
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
S-Pb (μg/L) 23.3 ± 9.6 22.7 ± 8.0 0.838
S-Hg (μg/L) 9.4 ± 6.4 4.0 ± 2.4 < 0.001
S-As (μg/L) 6.9 ± 5.2 5.7 ± 5.1 0.432
S-Cd (μg/L) 0.8 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.3 0.081
U-Pb (μg/L) 11.3 ± 7.3 9.7 ± 6.0 0.419
U-Hg (μg/L) 1.1 ± 0.7 0.7 ± 0.5 0.098
U-As (μg/L) 86.0 ± 122.9 36.5 ± 21.6 0.127
U-Cd (μg/L) 1.7 ± 1.8 1.2 ± 1.0 0.345
  1. S-Pb serum lead, S-Hg serum mercury, S-As serum arsenic, S-Cd serum cadmium, U-Pb urine lead, U-Hg urine mercury, U-As urine arsenic, U-Cd urine cadmium, CI confidence interval