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Table III Comparison of anaemic children with (Group I) or without (Group II) microcytosis plus hypochromia

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 I (n = 7) Median (quartiles) Group II (n = 37) Median (quartiles) P value
Hb (g/L) 96 (87, 99) 101(94,105) 0.2
MCV (fL) 67.2 (65.2, 68.2) 76.4(74.6,81.0) < 0.001
MCH (pg) 22.0(21.1,23.2) 26.2 (25.0, 27.8) < 0.001
MCHC (g/dL) 33.1 (32.6,34.1) 34.2 (33.4, 34.6) 0.08
RDW (%) 16.8(16.2, 18.0) 16.6(15.2,18.0) 0.4
Ferritin (μg/L) 8.0 (4.9, 38.0) 15.0(5.0,87) 0.3
Iron (μmol/L) 2.7 (2.0, 6.5) 3.5 (2.0, 5.7) 0.8
Transferrm (g/L) 2.8(2.6,3.1) 2.6 (2.0, 2.9) 0.1
TIBC (μmol/L) 69.3 (64.5, 77.5) 63.8(50.5,73.0) 0.1
TS (%) 3.7 (2.9, 9.0) 5.2(4.1,9.0) 0.1
sTfR (nmol/L) 42.0(35.0,45.0) 30.0 (25.0, 36.0) 0.008