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Table 1 Normal haematological values for Haemoglobin and Mean Cell Volume in children. Adapted from [18]. Copyright Elsevier (2003).

From: Microcytosis and possible early iron deficiency in paediatric inpatients: a retrospective audit

  Haemoglobin (g/dL) Mean Cell Volume (fL)
Age Mean Lower Limit (-2 SD) Mean Lower Limit (-2 SD)
1 month 14.0 10.0 104 85
2 months 11.5 9.0 96 77
3 to 6 months 11.5 9.5 91 74
0.5 to 2 years 12.0 10.5 78 70
2 to 6 years 12.5 11.5 81 75
6 to 12 years 13.5 11.5 86 77
12 to 18 years     
   Female 14.0 12.0 90 78
   Male 14.5 13.0 88 78