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Table 4 Correlation Relationships between Serum Levels of 11 Minerals and Age

From: Determination of 11 minerals in children using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Element Total Male Female
R P R P R P
Ca −0.26 < 0.001 −0.25 < 0.001 −0.28 < 0.001
Fe 0.18 < 0.001 0.18 < 0.001 0.18 < 0.001
Zn 0.13 < 0.001 0.13 < 0.001 0.15 < 0.001
Mg −0.14 < 0.001 − 0.14 < 0.001 − 0.15 < 0.001
Cu − 0.15 < 0.001 − 0.16 < 0.001 − 0.13 < 0.001
Mn − 0.09 < 0.001 − 0.08 0.007 − 0.11 0.002
Hg −0.07 0.001 −0.09 0.001 −0.04 0.226
Ni −0.04 0.079 −0.15 0.609 −0.07 0.031
Co 0.05 0.040 0.04 0.164 0.06 0.110