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Table 4 Hemoglobin (Hb) and serum ferritin (SF) levels of women in both surveys in urban and rural areas

From: Effectiveness of communication campaign on iron deficiency anemia in Kyzyl-Orda region, Kazakhstan: a pilot study

  Area N March December
    Average ± SD Average ± SD
Hb, g/dL       
  Urban 44 11.9 ± 3.6 12.2 ± 1.9
  Rural 24 10.7 ± 2.1 11.8* ± 1.9
  Total 68 11.5 ± 3.2 12.0 ± 1.9
SF, μg/L       
  Urban 43 7.6 ± 10.3 14.2** ± 21.9
  Rural 23 8.0 ± 11.7 9.7 ± 9.9
  Total 66 7.7 ± 10.7 12.4** ± 18.9
  1. SF data presented as geometric means
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001 by a paired t-test