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Table 3 Blood lead and blood lipid profiles of the subjects. Values are mean ± S.D.

From: Plasma lipid profiles and risk of cardiovascular disease in occupational lead exposure in Abeokuta, Nigeria

  Subjects
Parameter Control Auto-mechanics Auto-electricians Battery chargers Drivers Painters (Vehicle) Panel beaters Petrol station attendants Upholsterers Spare parts/Oil sellers Welders
Blood lead (μg/dl) 15.78 ± 2.84a 43.98 ± 10.54e 48.90 ± 19.11f 41.13 ± 11.55d 40.99 ± 7.00d 36.10 ± 9.64c 35.99 ± 11.08c 42.53 ± 5.90d 31.61 ± 7.78c 35.79 ± 6.30c 27.00 ± 1.05b
Total chol. (mg/dl) 106.17 ± 16.74a 170.42 ± 43.80c 166.83 ± 43.86b 203.50 ± 48.51e 184.88 ± 64.59d 127.69 ± 19.34a 176.78 ± 52.81c 157.29 ± 27.94b 152.70 ± 61.10b 187.08 ± 57.88d 157.96 ± 87.17b
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 64.17 ± 30.36a 77.29 ± 34.65a 66.90 ± 22.57a 75.29 ± 18.50a 84.19 ± 38.72a 104.85 ± 35.21a 65.47 ± 29.15a 60.58 ± 21.02a 81.61 ± 71.83a 104.50 ± 19.81a 69.68 ± 34.16a
HDL chol. (mg/dl) 50.65 ± 6.96a 45.01 ± 16.11a 51.32 ± 14.04a 40.56 ± 2.55a 39.78 ± 19.80a 49.58 ± 11.54a 41.49 ± 17.21a 40.55 ± 15.42a 27.68 ± 10.43a 52.26 ± 5.37a 73.03 ± 14.17b
LDL chol. (mg/dl) 62.96 ± 24.68a 99.93 ± 33.67b 101.12 ± 42.91b 147.00 ± 49.50c 133.85 ± 81.69b 90.72 ± 35.70a 114.50 ± 30.52b 148.52 ± 29.62c 82.22 ± 59.75a 69.54 ± 3.48a 83.39 ± 44.29a
Total chol./HDL chol. 2.15 ± 0.55a 4.49 ± 3.08b 3.46 ± 1.29a 4.99 ± 0.88b 5.77 ± 4.49b 2.65 ± 0.54a 4.70 ± 2.10b 4.28 ± 1.33a 5.48 ± 0.63b 3.66 ± 1.48a 2.09 ± 0.79a
LDL chol./HDL chol. 1.25 ± 0.47a 2.61 ± 1.49b 2.15 ± 1.18a 3.60 ± 1.00c 4.42 ± 4.26e 1.91 ± 0.82a 3.27 ± 1.71b 4.00 ± 1.11d 3.20 ± 2.03b 1.33 ± 0.07a 1.11 ± 0.39a
  1. Values in a row having no letter (a – f) in common are significantly different from each other (p < 0.05).