Prenatal Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Exposures and Neurodevelopment in U.S. Children through 5 Years of Age: The HOME Study

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Table 2. Pearson correlation coefficients of continuous characteristics with maternal serum PBDE concentrations around 16 weeks of gestation, and child neuro­developmental test scores at age 5 years.
Continuous characteristics n at enrollment Mean ± SD Pearson r with maternal BDE-47
(log10 ng/g lipid)
n with
WPPSI
at age 5
Mean ± SD Pearson r with WPPSI FSIQ
at age 5
n with
BASC‑2
at age 5
Mean ± SD Pearson r with BASC externalizing problems
at age 5
BDI, Beck Depression Index; GM, geometric mean; GSD; geometric standard deviation.
*< 0.05 for BDE-47. **< 0.05 for FSIQ. #< 0.05 for BASC Externalizing Problems.
Maternal IQ 301 107.16 ± 14.6 –0.24* 186 105.97 ± 15.4 0.50** 190 106.13 ± 15.5 –0.05
Maternal BDI depression score at baseline 307 9.60 ± 6.82 0.23* 189 9.75 ± 6.80 –0.26** 193 9.70 ± 6.75 0.29#
Maternal cotinine at baseline [GM (GSD)] (ng/mL) 309 0.04 (18) 0.29* 190 0.04 (14) –0.34** 194 0.04 (14) 0.10
HOME score at age 1 visit 297 39.36 ± 5.26 –0.27* 183 39.11 ± 5.55 0.45** 187 39.13 ± 5.61 –0.02