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Table 1 Demographic and biochemical profile of samples with iron deficient anemia and without iron deficient anemia

From: Efficiency of red cell distribution width in identification of children aged 1-3 years with iron deficiency anemia against traditional hematological markers

Variables Samples with iron deficiency anemia (n = 1026) Samples without iron deficiency anemia (n = 1065)
Mean age (months) 25.5 ± 8.4 31.6 ± 9.8
Gender: males (%) 522 (50.9) 553 (51.9)
Mean hemoglobin (g/dL) 8.4 ± 1.2 10.9 ± 1.0
Mean MCH (pg) 20.0 ± 3.3 24.2 ± 2.3
Mean MCV (fl) 69.6 ± 8.4 78.9 ± 6.4
Mean RDW (%) 19.9 ± 2.4 16.8 ± 2.5
Mean serum ferritin (μg/L) 6.2 ± 5.8 16.3 ± 14.1
Mean ZnPP (μmol/mole of heme) 229.7 ± 126.3 74.4 ± 45.6
  1. Results are given as the mean ± SD unless specified.
  2. Abbreviations: MCH Mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCV Mean corpuscular volume, RDW Red cell distribution width, ZnPP Zinc protoporphyrin.