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Table 4 Statistics of the data on Cd

From: Environmental surveillance of commonly-grown vegetables for investigating potential lead and chromium contamination intensification in Bangladesh

Vegetables Total count of samples analyzed Contamination found in samples Samples with safe levels Samples yielding ND Median, µg/g dry weight basis Upper Quartile, µg/g dry weight basis Dry weight basis standard for Cd, µg/g
Total count % of total count of analyzed samples Maximum level occurred Total count % of total count of analyzed samples Minimum level detected, dry weight basis (µg/g) Total count % of total count of analyzed samples % of total sample count with safe levels
White Potato 49 15 30.61 5.484 µg/g dry weight basis 34 69.39 0.049 26 53.06 76.47 0.741 1.93 0.47619
Green Cabbage 49 4 8.16 1.11 µg/g dry weight basis 45 91.84 0.098 32 65.31 71.11 0.436 0.64 0.71429
Red Spinach 60 5 8.33 5.323 µg/g dry weight basis 55 91.67 0.05 27 45 49.09 0.885 1.765 2.5
White Radish 64 5 7.81 3.638 µg/g dry weight basis 59 92.19 0.149 35 54.69 59.32 0.746 1.4765 2
Green Bean 64 22 34.37 5.092 µg/g dry weight basis 42 65.63 0.095 30 46.88 71.43 0.654 1.1115 0.47619
Overall 286 51 17.83 5.484 µg/g dry weight basis 235 82.17 0.049 150 52.48 63.83 0.67 1.2678  
  1. ND not detected (at ppb level for 0.2 g dry sample digested into 100 ml volume)