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Table 4 Correlation between serum ferritin and Morphological types of anaemia

From: Prevalence and factors associated with severe anaemia amongst under-five children hospitalized at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Morphological type of anaemia Serum ferritin levels
Low Normal High
Microcytic hypochromic anaemia 50 (90.9) 24 (31.2) 24 (22.4)
Normocytic normochromic anaemia 2 (3.6) 29 (37.6) 29 (27.1)
Mixed hypochromic anaemia 3 (5.5) 8 (10.4) 19 (17.8)
Macrocytic normochromic anaemia 0 (0.0) 5 (6.5) 18 (16.8)
Mixed normochromic anaemia 0 (0.0) 8 (10.4) 13 (12.2)
Macrocytic hypochromic anaemia 0 (0.0) 3 (3.9) 3 (2.8)
Microcytic normochromic anaemia 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.9)