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Table 1 General characteristics of study population and geometric means of urinary 3-PBA according to general characteristics

From: Association between urinary 3-phenoxybenzoic acid and body mass index in Korean adults: 1st Korean National Environmental Health Survey

   Concentration of urinary 3-PBA (ug/g Creatinine)
  N Geometric mean Geometric SD
Total 3671 1.83 2.71
Sex    
 Male 1838 1.59 2.66
 Female 1833 2.10 2.70
Age    
 19–29 448 0.95 2.41
 30–39 696 1.25 2.50
 40–49 835 1.69 2.37
 50–59 902 2.42 2.46
 60≤ 790 2.91 2.78
Region    
 Metropolitan area and Gangwon 1467 1.68 2.71
 Chungchong 458 1.85 2.59
 Honam 466 2.39 2.77
 Yongnam 1185 1.86 2.72
 Jeju 95 1.36 1.99
Current Smoking    
 No 2803 1.95 2.73
 Yes 868 1.47 2.56
Current Drinking    
 No 1478 2.16 2.72
 Yes 2193 1.63 2.66
Regular Exercise    
 No 2048 1.83 2.76
 Yes 1060 1.93 2.65
 Irregular exercise 563 1.64 2.60
Education    
 Middle school 1113 2.90 2.69
 High school 1245 1.80 2.51
 College 1313 1.25 2.47
BMI(kg/m2)    
  < 18.5 100 1.28 2.88
 18.5 to < 23 1232 1.63 2.79
 23 to < 25 886 1.85 2.68
 25 ≤ 1453 2.05 2.60
Use of Mosquitocide    
 No 826 1.58 2.63
 Only summer 2798 1.90 2.73
 All year around 36 2.06 2.22
 Summer, winter 11 1.83 2.10
Job Classification    
 Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 384 2.71 3.05
aIndoor worker 1103 1.48 2.54
bOutdoor worker 846 1.78 2.44
cOthers 1338 1.97 2.80
  1. aIndoor worker : Legislators, senior officials and managers, Professionals, Clerks, Service workers and shop and market sales workers
  2. bOutdoor worker : Craft and related trades workers, Plant and machine operators and assemblers, Elementary occupations, Armed forces
  3. cOthers : Housewives, Students, Unknown