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Table 9 Associations between exposure and play behaviour (beta coefficients)

From: Neurobehavioural and cognitive effects of prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds in three year old children

   Girls     Boys    
  girls/boys
N
masculine
play behaviour
feminine play behavior non-gender specific play behaviour switching attention masculine
play behaviour
feminine play behaviour non-gender specific play behaviour switching attention
Sum PCB ng/g lipid 47/37 −.247* −.121 .250* −.342** −.269* −.002 .266* −.383**
Calux-TEQ pg/g lipid 47/37 −.010 −.162 .313* .126 −.199 .257 .014 −.244
PCB-118 ng/g lipid 45/39 −.313** .202 .052 .273 −.326** −.087 .361** −.325**
PCB-170 ng/g lipid 47/37 −.031 −.181 .314** −.035 −.286* −.096 .278* .091
HCB ng/g lipid 51/43 −.066 .114 −.100 −.091 −.374** −.027 .363** −.163
DDE ng/g lipid 53/43 .307 −.248 −.047 −.041 −.331** .228 .145 −.006
Sum PCB*HCB 47/37 .066 −.101 .075 .081 −.079 .056 .051 −.106
Sum PCB*DDE 47/37 .103 −.121 .054 −.031 .146 −.034 −.166 .161
  1. Play behaviour: see overview tests in Table 1
  2. PCBs, Calux-TEQ, DDE, HCB: see blood sampling and measurements
  3. Sum PCB*HCB, sum PCB*DDE: see statistical analysis
  4. * = 0.050 ≤ p < 0.10, ** = 0.010 ≤ p < 0.050, *** = 0.001 ≤ p < 0.010