Table 2

Mean concentrations (mean ± SD) of adipose pesticides and PCBa congeners by recurrence statusb

No recurrence (N = 194)Recurrence (N = 30)
OC (ng/g)
 DDT20.5 ± 33.717.5 ± 22.2
 DDE633.9 ± 643.2507.7 ± 390.9
 DDD23.3 ± 25.619.5 ± 9.9
 HCB20.3 ± 11.320.7 ± 9.6
 β-HCH45.3 ± 243.1226.3 ± 20.8
 TNC61.4 ± 43.468.9 ± 56.7
 OXY54.9 ± 36.962.3 ± 43.2
 Total pesticides859.6 ± 811.3727.4 ± 488.4
   Whites817.8 ± 733.8742.4 ± 457.4
   Blacks923.3 ± 589.4720.7 ± 706.1
   Asian3924.9 ± 2969.2402.6 (n = 1)
PCB congener
 7435.5 ± 27.344.3 ± 48.1
 9923.7 ± 18.626.0 ± 23.4
 11841.3 ± 38.648.5 ± 38.4
 13836.4 ± 29.428.9 ± 39.8
 14611.3 ± 11.28.2 ± 11.8
 15389.2 ± 69.196.3 ± 69.1
 15614.2 ± 12.115.1 ± 15.2
 1672.5 ± 2.92.7 ± 2.6
 17015.5 ± 9.513.5 ± 9.0
 1723.9 ± 11.52.9 ± 3.6
 1785.1 ± 3.85.3 ± 5.6
 18053.4 ± 42.357.4 ± 61.9
 1838.5 ± 16.57.9 ± 6.1
 18721.0 ± 15.321.9 ± 21.7
 Total PCB361.3 ± 235.9393.4 ± 279.3
   Whites353.9 ± 232.2369.7 ± 201.1
   Blacks406.7 ± 256.0529.7 ± 550.8
   Asian594.7 ± 369.2280.9 (n = 1)
  • a PCB, polychlorinated biphenyl; OC, organochlorinated compound; DDT, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane; DDE, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-di(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene; DDD, 1,1-dichloro-2-(ortho-chlorophenyl)-2-(para-chlorophenyl) ethane; HCB, hexachlorobenzene; β-HCH, β-hexachlorocyclohexane; TNC, trans-nonachlor; OXY, oxychlordane.

  • b Nondetects treated as zero.