Table 5

Summary of adjusted associations (regression coefficients) between prenatal blood mercury and offspring diastolic blood pressures (for full details, see online supplementary table S2)

Age of offspring (years)All casesMothers ate fishMothers ate no fish
7+0.24 (−0.04 to +0.52)*+0.26 (−0.04 to +0.55)*+0.77 (−0.44 to +1.99)
9+0.27 (−0.00 to +0.55)*+0.35 (+0.05 to +0.64)**−0.23 (−1.34 to +0.89)
11+0.09 (−0.21 to +0.39)+0.02 (−0.29 to +0.34)+0.60 (−0.63 to +1.82)
13+0.27 (−0.05 to +0.59)*+0.28 (−0.06 to +0.61)+0.51 (−0.93 to +1.96)
15†−0.10 (−0.59 to +0.38)+0.01 (−0.51 to +0.52)−1.98 (−3.94 to −0.01)*
17−0.01 (−0.38 to +0.36)+0.06 (−0.32 to +0.43)+0.18 (−1.78 to +2.14)
  • Regression coefficients give the increase (+) or decrease (−) in diastolic BP for each SD of mercury after controlling for model A.

  • *p<0.10, **p<0.05.

  • †Significant difference between regression coefficients offspring of fish and non-fish eaters at p<0.05.