Table 4

Determinants of serum cholesterol concentrations in never-pregnant women aged 18–39 years by multiple linear regression, n=158

Variables included in the modelSerum total cholesterol, mmol/LSerum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/LSerum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/L
B*Beta*P valueB*Beta*P valueB*Beta*P value
Body mass index0.−0.05−0.300.004
Fish consumption‡
  • *B refers to the unstandardised beta and beta to the standardised beta.

  • †Age in years.

  • ‡Fish consumption categorised; Fish for dinner: Never (20%),<1 times/month (4%), 1–3 times/month (22%), 1–2 times/week (43%) and 3–5 times/week (12%).

  • §Lin PFOS, continuous serum concentrations.

  • Lin PFOS, Lin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid.