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Table 4 Associations between heavy metal levels as continuous variable and volume of uterine fibroids

From: Blood cadmium and volume of uterine fibroids in premenopausal women

  The largest volume (cm3)
Unadjusted   Adjusteda
β 95% CI P β 95% CI P
Cadmium (μg/L) 1.35 −0.17-2.86 0.080 2.22 0.06-4.37 0.044
Lead (μg/dL) 0.36 −1.42-2.14 0.687 0.12 −2.26-2.51 0.917
Mercury (μg/L) −0.45 −1.65-0.75 0.450 −0.77 −2.30-0.75 0.309
  1. aβ coefficients adjusted for age, BMI, gravidity, oral contraceptive pill administration history, regularity of menstrual cycle, hemoglobin level, and serum cotinine levels