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Table 2 Hematological Profiles of pregnant women based on trimesters (Mean ± SD) in St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June to August 2014

From: Hematological profile of pregnant women at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Parameters Trimester P-Value
Overall 1st trimester PW 2nd trimester PW 3rd trimester PW 1st&2nd 1st&3rd 2nd&33rd
WBC x 109/L 7.93 ± 2.68 7.02 ± 2.61 7.83 ± 2.62 8.22 ± 2.68 .246 .018 .580
RBC × 1012/L 4.58 ± 2.34 4.61 ± 0.51 4.86 ± 4.78 4.46 ± 0.47 .836 .927 .475
Hb (g/l) 130.1 ± 16.4 136.5 ± 15.9 126.2 ± 17.2 129.7 ± 15.8 .002 .031 .275
HCT (%) 40.07 ± 4.15 41.59 ± 4.47 38.92 ± 4.47 40.08 ± 3.79 .002 .061 .126
MCV (fl) 90.60 ± 6.59 90.26 ± 5.68 91.24 ± 7.29 90.45 ± 6.56 .712 .982 .689
MCH (pg) 29.32 ± 2.72 29.58 ± 2.41 29.53 ± 3.16 29.16 ± 2.62 .995 .615 .618
MCHC % 32.33 ± 1.35 32.72 ± 1.42 32.30 ± 1.51 32.23 ± 1.24 .229 .070 .934
RDW (%) 13.99 ± 1.71 13.25 ± 1.22 14.51 ± 2.09 14.01 ± 1.59 .000 .017 .099
PLT x 109/L 249.36 ± 80.08 267.62 ± 100.89 254.02 ± 68.06 242.39 ± 77.29 .641 .131 .575
MPV (fl) 9.62 ± 1.37 9.48 ± 1.32 9.60 ± 1.61 9.66 ± 1.28 .888 .708 .957
Lymphocyte (%) 24.31 ± 8.64 28.42 ± 10.68 24.22 ± 8.16 23.18 ± 7.84 .025 .001 .674
MID WBC (%) 7.57 ± 2.34 8.07 ± 2.5 7.11 ± 2.12 7.61 ± 2.35 .986 .863 .707
Neutrophil (%) 67.72 ± 9.17 63.52 ± 11.27 67.91 ± 8.33 68.82 ± 8.52 .028 .001 .766
  1. PW pregnant women, P < 0.05 is statically significant
  2. MID WBC: which include Monocyte, eosinophile, basophile, and other midsized immature WBCs