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Table 6 Partial Correlation between Sex, Age and Season and 11Minerals

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

Characteristics Ca Fe Zn Mg Cu Mn Se Hg Ni Co Li
Sexa −0.08** −0.09***
Age (years old)b −0.25*** 0.19*** 0.13*** −0.13*** −0.19*** −0.08**
Seasonc 0.15*** −0.12*** −0.07** − 0.16*** −0.16*** − 0.16*** −0.38*** − 0.08** 0.16***
  1. a Controlling for age, season, educational level of parents, and family economic level
  2. b Controlling for sexr,season, educational level of parents, and family economic level
  3. c Controlling for sex, age, educational level of parents, and family economic level
  4. - Indicates that the correlation is not statistically significant
  5. ***P < 0.001; **P < 0.01; *P < 0.05