Skip to main content

Table 2 Haematological parameters mean (standard deviation) and anaemia prevalence at age 06.5 years according to gender of child, Butajira birth cohort study, Ethiopia. N = 739

From: Effect of early and current Helicobacter pylori infection on the risk of anaemia in 6.5-year-old Ethiopian children

Variables Overall (N = 739) Female N = 361 Male (N = 378) Mean difference/Crud OR (95 % CI) p value
Hgb (gm/dl) 11.8 (1.1) 11.8 (1.08) 11.7 (1.15) 0.12 (−0.04-0.28)a 0.14
RBC (x1012/L) 4.5 (0.37) 4.51 (0.35) 4.52 (0.37) 0.12 (−0.04-0.06)a 0.66
MCH (pg) 26.1 (2.2) 26.2 (2.16) 26.1 (2.24) 0.13 (−0.19-0.45)a 0.43
MCHC (gm/dl) 31.6 (1.5) 31.8 (1.35) 31.7 (1.56) 0.02 (−0.18-0.23)a 0.82
MCV (fl) 81.1 (4.8) 81.3 (4.69) 81.0 (4.82) 0.40 (−0.28-1.09)a 0.25
Anaemia prevalence¥ n(%) 257 (34.8) 119 (33.0) 138 (36.5) 0.85 (0.63-1.15)b 0.31
  1. ¥Anaemia was defined according to WHO haemoglobin cut-offs: < 11.5 g/dL for children 5–11 years
  2. aMean difference and 95 % CI mean difference was calculated using the independent t test
  3. bCrude Odds ratio (OR) and 95 % CI OR was calculated using binary logistic regression