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Table 2 Comparison of major indices for iron state in children with febrile seizures and control group

From: Prospective case control study of iron deficiency and the risk of febrile seizures in children in South Korea

  Febrile seizure
(n = 63)
Control
(n = 65)
P-value
mean SD mean SD
Red blood cells (*10 ^9 /L) 4.64 0.31 4.63 0.36 0.54
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.27 0.75 12.16 1.01 0.77
Hematocrit (%)a 35.96 2.08 35.81 2.52 0.72
Mean cell volume (fl) 77.54 3.23 77.41 3.95 0.75
Mean cell hemoglobin (pg/cell) 26.63 1.79 26.45 2.31 0.95
Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (g/dL) 34.15 0.90 33.82 1.84 0.49
Red cell distribution width (%) 13.25 0.76 13.54 1.46 0.49
Reticulocyte (%) 1.71 0.50 1.63 0.83 0.09
White blood cells (*10^9 /L) 12,172.70 5162.00 11,226.31 4354.23 0.18
Platelets 282.97 89.34 328.43 136.65 0.04
Serum iron (μg/dL) 18.32 10.36 25.85 18.84 0.03
Total iron binding capacity (μg/dL) 326.94 43.67 312.63 48.19 0.05
Ferritin (ng/mL) 35.98 19.36 56.81 41.51 < 0.001
Transferrin saturation (%) 5.70 3.30 8.45 6.37 0.01
  1. a Analysis using unpaired two-sided t-test, other variables were analyzed using Mann-Whitney U tests