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Table 3 Quantitative Ethanol and Methanol Contents of Suspected Referred Samples during 14 months (n = 1221)

From: Evaluation of methanol content of illegal beverages using GC and an easier modified Chromotropic acid method; a cross sectional study

 No ethanol (n = 145)Ethanol< 30,000 mg/L (n = 114)Ethanol≥30,000 mg/L (n = 962)Total Ethanol mg/L (n = 1221)
Median [IQR] Methanol (mg/L)0000
Median [IQR] Ethanol (mg/L)020,000
[15,000- 25,000]
130,000
[70,000; 370,000]
90,000
[37,000- 327,500]
Mean ± SD Methanol (mg/L)17,175 ± 119,33034.53 ± 105.1819.16 ± 74.622058 ± 41,371
Mean ± SD Ethanol (mg/L)019,380 ± 6634177,190 ± 197,485177,190 ± 197,485
Methanol range (mg/L)(0–920,000)(0, 829)(0, 924)(0–920,000)
Ethanol range (mg/L)0(1000–29,000)(30,000- 970,000)(0–970,000)