Table 1—

Spearman correlation coefficients* among six POPs with age, sex, race and ethnicity, poverty income ratio, BMI, and waist circumference

PCB153HpCDDOCDDOxychlordaneDDEtrans-Nonachlor
Age+0.69+0.44+0.48+0.74+0.50+0.73
Men+0.01−0.16−0.30−0.08−0.06+0.01
Non-Hispanic white race+0.04−0.11−0.11−0.04−0.47−0.13
Poverty income ratio+0.11−0.03−0.09−0.02−0.21−0.07
BMI−0.09+0.19+0.13+0.04+0.06+0.03
Waist circumference−0.08+0.11+0.04+0.01−0.01+0.01
  • *

    * Detectable values of each POP were individually ranked to calculate correlation coefficients. All nondetectable values were ranked as 0.

  • P < 0.01.

  • Age adjusted.