This data article presents mean serum concentrations (wet weight and lipid standardized) of 32 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) detected in >75% of participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study across levels of POPs scores, and their corresponding coefficients of determination. POPs scores were calculated as: A) the sum of each participant's log-transformed POPs concentrations (∑ of log Pops], or B) as the sum of the participants’ log-transformed concentrations of each POP divided by the groups’ standard deviation of the corresponding log-transformed POP (POPs summary score. Scores were calculated for both wet weight and lipid standardized concentrations and for all 32 POPs and for PCBs and organochlorine pesticides separately. POPs summary scores analyses were used in the article “Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early adulthood and blood lipids over a 23-year follow-up” [Suarez-Lopez et al., 2018].
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We would like to thank Dr. David R Jacobs Jr. for his prior work on persistent organic pollutants in the CARDIA study which allowed us to conduct the present analyses. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA) is supported by contracts HHSN268201300025C , HHSN268201300026C , HHSN268201300027C , HHSN268201300028C , HHSN268201300029C , and HHSN268200900041C from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and an intra-agency agreement between NIA and NHLBI ( AG0005 ). The Young Adult Longitudinal Trends in Atherosclerosis (YALTA) study is supported by R01HL53560 . The development of this manuscript was supported by a JPB Environmental Health Fellowship award granted by the JPB Foundation and managed by the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. All funding sources are from the United States of America.
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