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Table II Comparison of anaemic children with plasma ferritin concentration < 10 μg/L (Group A) or ≥ 10 μg/L (Group B)

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 Group A (n = 20) Median (quartiles) Group B (n = 24) Median (quartiles) P value
Hb (g/L) 103 (97,108) 95 (87,104) 0.04
MCV (fL) 75.2(71.4,78.6) 76.3(71.9,81.6) 0.3
MCH (pg) 25.6(23.5,26.4) 26.3 (24.2, 28.3) 0.2
MCHC (g/dL) 33.6(32.9,34.3) 34.2 (33.2, 34.3) 0.2
RDW (%) 17.0(16.1,18.1) 16.6(15.4, 17.8) 0.7
Ferritin (μg/L) 4.9 (4.9, 7.0) 46.5(23.5, 117) < 0.001
Iron (μmol/L) 3.7 (2.0, 5.7) 3.2 (2.0, 6.9) 0.8
Transferrm (g/L) 2.9(2.5,3.1) 2.2(1.9,2.6) < 0.001
TIBC (μmol/L) 71.5(63.4,78.2) 54.9 (46.5, 65.9) < 0.001
TS (%) 4.9 (3.5, 7.3) 5.1(4.1, 10.1) 0.5
sTfR (nmol/L) 32.0(29.3,38.5) 30.0 (22.8, 39.0) 0.3