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Table 5 Haemoglobin levels by age group and geographic location in children aged 6–59 months

From: Anemia in disadvantaged children aged under five years; quality of care in primary practice

   Total number Mean (sd) Hb (g/dl) Median (IQR) Hb (g/dl) Range (min-max) Hb (g/dl) Proportion with Hb < 70 g/dl n (%) Proportion with Hb < 100 g/dl n (%) Proportion with Hb < 110 g/dl n (%)
Total 1472 113.1 (11.1) 114 (107–120) 61–158 1 (0.1%) 163 (11.1%) 475 (32.3%)
 6–11 months 195 107.8 (12.0) 108 (100–115) 61–158 1 (0.01%) 45 (23.1%) 111 (56.9%)
    Remote 184 107.8 (11.7) 108 (100–115) 75–135 0 (0.01%) 43 (23.4%) 106 (57.6%)
    Non-remote 11 107.4 (17.6) 111 (102–119) 61–124 1 (0.01%) 2 (18.2%) 5 (45.5%)
 12–23 months 381 109.5 (11.8) 111 (102–117) 70–148 0 (0%) 73 (19.2%) 163 (42.8%)
    Remote 344 109.4 (11.8) 111 (102–117) 70–148 0 (0%) 66 (19.2%) 149 (43.3%)
    Non-remote 37 110.4 (11.8) 112 (105–119) 79–129 0 (0%) 7 (18.9%) 14 (37.8%)
 24–59 months 896 115.7 (9.7) 115 (110–122) 83–147 0 (0%) 45 (5.0%) 201 (22.4%)
    Remote 815 115.9 (9.6) 115 (110–122) 87–147 0 (0%) 39 (4.8%) 172 (21.1%)
    Non-remote 81 113.0 (10.2) 113 (107–120) 83–136 0 (0%) 6 (7.4%) 29 (35.8%)
  1. Hb haemoglobin
  2. Sd standard deviation
  3. IQR interquartile range