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Table 3 Comparison of major indices for iron state in children with with simple febrile seizures and complex febrile seizures

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

  Simple febrile seizures
(n = 47)
Complex febrile seizures
(n = 16)
P-value
mean SD mean SD
Red blood cells (*10 ^9 /L) 4.66 0.31 4.59 0.31 0.46
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.35 0.72 12.03 0.79 0.17
Hematocrit (%) 36.13 2.08 35.48 2.07 0.28
Mean cell volume (fl) 77.61 3.36 77.34 2.91 0.77
Mean cell hemoglobin (pg/cell) 26.76 1.95 26.26 1.17 0.33
Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (g/dL) 34.22 0.84 33.94 1.07 0.29
Red cell distribution width (%) 13.23 0.81 13.31 0.60 0.72
Reticulocyte (%) 1.69 0.45 1.75 0.63 0.69
White blood cells (*10^9 /L) 12,429.36 5207.71 11,418.75 5114.36 0.50
Platelets 292.15 90.34 256.00 83.20 0.16
Serum iron (μg/dL)a 17.13 9.02 21.81 13.31 0.76
Total iron binding capacity (μg/dL) 324.94 46.46 332.81 34.83 0.54
Ferritin (ng/mL) 34.49 17.11 40.38 24.98 0.30
Transferrin saturation (%)a 5.41 3.04 6.57 3.95 0.67
  1. a Analysis using Mann-Whitney U test, other variables were analyzed using unpaired two-sided t-tests