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Table I Laboratory measurements of iron status (n = 60)

From: A prospective, cross-sectional study of anaemia and peripheral iron status in antiretroviral naïve, HIV-1 infected children in Cape Town, South Africa

Variable Median concentration (quartiles) Percentage below normal age-range Percentage above normal age-range
Hb (g/L) 104 (96, 111) 73 2
MCV (fL) 76.4 (74.1,80.5) 20 0
MCH (pg) 26.3 (24.6, 27.7) 20 2
MCHC (g/dL) 34.3 (33.4, 35.0) 0 0
RDW (%) 16.2(14.9, 17.6) 0 62
Ferritin (μg/L) 9.0 (4.9, 36.5) 52* 2
Iron (μmol/L) 4.0(2.1,7.7) 75 2
Transferrm (g/L) 2.6 (2.2, 2.9) 32 0
TIBC (μmol/L) 65.4 (55.4, 74.7) 0 33
TS (%) 6.0(4.1, 10.7) 70+ 0
  1. * Per cent < 10 μg/L, Per cent < 10%