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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1984;17(1): 95-106.
A Study on the concentration of trace metal elements in whole blood of the women in reproductive ages in urban and rural area.
Jin Ho Jun
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
To acquire the essential basic data to the establishment of control measure for the hazardous health effect that could be caused by harmful metals, the author measured the concentrations of trace metals in whole blood of women of 20-39 years old living in urban and rural area using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The summarized results were as follows; 1. The mean concentration of zinc in whole blood was 10.69+/-8.07 microgram/ml in rural area. The frequency distribution by zinc concentration level was nearly L-type and the cumulative frequency distribution was showed bimodal type in both area. 2. The mean iron concentration in whole blood was 323.09+/-87.15 microgram/ml and 322.07+/-104.74 microgram/ml in urban and rural area, respectively. The frequency distribution was similar to normal distribution type in both area, but the cumulative distribution was unimodal type in urban area and bimodal type in rural area. 3. The mean magnesium concentration was 41.08+/-19.58 microgram/ml and 40.28+/-16.82 microgram/ml in the area, respectively. The frequency distribution type had skewness to the right and the cumulative frequency distribution was unimodal type in both area. 4. The mean copper concentration was 1.417+/-0.761 microgram/ml and 1.375+/-0.743 microgram/ml in the area, respectively. The frequency distribution type had skewness to the right and the cumulative frequency distribution was bimodal type in both area. 5. The mean manganese concentration was 0.079+/-0.039 microgram/ml and 0.07+/-0.058 microgram/ml in the area, respectively. The frequency distribution type had skewness to the right in both area but slight irregular in rural area and the cumulative distribution was unimodal and bimodal type in urban and rural area, respectively. 6. The mean cadmium concentration in whole blood was 0.031+/-0.026 microgram/ml in urban and 0.028+/-0.023 microgram/ml in rural area. The frequency distribution type had skewness to the right and cumulative frequency distribution was bimodal type in both area.
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