Table 5: Ratio of mean values (M) and the difference between mean values of trace element concentrations and the per cent volumes of main histological components in nonhyperplastic adult and geriatric prostate glands of the different age groups.

Parameter

Ratio of means*

The difference between means (Studentís t-test, p <)

M2/M1

M3/M1

M3/M2

M2+3/M1

M1 & M2

M1 & M3

M2 & M3

M1 & M2+3

Ag

0.81

0.55

0.67

0.72

0.393

0.034

0.224

0.157

Al

1.18

1.18

1.00

1.18

0.413

0.530

0.981

0.365

Au

0.87

1.55

1.78

1.06

0.705

0.288

0.186

0.821

B

1.30

1.38

1.07

1.32

0.284

0.393

0.860

0.174

Be

1.11

1.02

0.97

1.10

0.389

0.761

0.901

0.429

Bi

9.51

1.83

0.19

7.40

0.046

0.250

0.070

0.039

Br

1.05

1.27

1.20

1.11

0.826

0.379

0.486

0.629

Cd

1.97

2.13

1.08

2.02

0.002

0.095

0.810

0.001

Ce

1.77

1.43

0.81

1.66

0.094

0.376

0.543

0.077

Co

1.44

1.93

1.34

1.58

0.027

0.178

0.466

0.016

Cr

1.07

1.67

1.57

1.21

0.798

0.193

0.236

0.375

Cs

1.06

0.91

0.86

1.02

0.652

0.565

0.400

0.875

Dy

1.32

1.50

1.14

1.37

0.370

0.413

0.762

0.263

Er

1.21

1.20

0.99

1.21

0.573

0.606

0.982

0.526

Fe

1.39

1.28

0.92

1.36

0.023

0.165

0.607

0.013

Gd

1.47

1.42

0.97

1.46

0.209

0.330

0.897

0.165

Hg

1.70

1.08

0.63

1.52

0.026

0.822

0.154

0.042

Ho

1.45

1.28

0.87

1.40

0.250

0.471

0.678

0.238

La

1.82

0.56

0.31

1.48

0.192

0.282

0.036

0.358

Li

1.08

1.09

1.01

1.08

0.760

0.798

0.960

0.733

Mn

1.04

0.92

0.88

1.01

0.750

0.352

0.346

0.963

Mo

1.14

0.71

0.62

1.02

0.487

0.077

0.023

0.918

Nb

1.93

1.10

0.57

1.69

0.142

0.790

0.209

0.158

Nd

1.56

1.36

0.87

1.51

0.146

0.394

0.674

0.122

Ni

0.93

0.71

0.76

0.87

0.781

0.179

0.405

0.514

Pb

2.50

1.84

0.73

2.33

0.059

0.352

0.551

0.043

Pr

1.58

1.35

0.86

1.52

0.124

0.433

0.621

0.115

Rb

1.05

0.82

0.78

0.99

0.622

0.127

0.080

0.880

Sb

0.99

0.92

0.93

0.97

0.939

0.735

0.808

0.854

Sc

2.25

1.59

0.71

2.14

0.018

0.324

0.360

0.013

Se

1.10

1.24

1.13

1.14

0.338

0.211

0.467

0.175

Sm

1.50

1.39

0.93

1.47

0.162

0.391

0.803

0.150

Sn

3.18

1.34

0.42

2.68

0.005

0.509

0.031

0.005

Tb

1.60

1.49

0.93

1.57

0.173

0.377

0.837

0.145

Th

1.97

2.83

1.43

2.24

0.138

0.029

0.354

0.020

Ti*

2.06

0.64

0.31

1.70

0.074

0.286

0.012

0.161

Tl

1.05

1.15

1.10

1.08

0.798

0.573

0.707

0.626

Tm

1.27

1.17

0.92

1.23

0.499

0.651

0.805

0.492

U

2.90

2.21

0.76

2.71

0.060

0.459

0.704

0.044

Y

1.52

0.75

0.50

1.31

0.280

0.450

0.100

0.432

Yb

1.30

1.25

0.96

1.28

0.490

0.599

0.923

0.455

Zn

2.12

1.65

0.78

1.99

0.002

0.016

0.231

0.0003

Zr

0.93

0.89

0.96

0.92

0.868

0.809

0.900

0.836

Stroma

1.00

1.26

1.26

1.07

0.941

0.007

0.008

0.278

Epithelium

0.84

0.72

0.86

0.81

0.015

0.003

0.133

0.003

Lumen

1.35

0.84

0.63

1.22

0.007

0.188

0.002

0.046

 

M1,2,3: Arithmetic mean in age group 1, 2, and 3, respectively, M2+3: Arithmetic mean in age group 2 and 3 combined (see Table 5), Statistically significant values are in bold