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Table 3 Diagnostic performance of red cell indices in the prediction of iron deficiency at early pregnancy

From: The role of haematological indices in predicting early iron deficiency among pregnant women in an urban area of Sri Lanka

Red cell Indices Area under the ROC curve p value Optimal cut-off Sensitivity(%) Specificity (%)
Hb (g/dL) 0.625 0.062 12.2 74.1 50.8
MCV (fl) 0.631 0.05 83.2 74.1 57.1
MCH (pg) 0.642 0.034 26.9 88.9 41.3
MCHC (g/dl) 0.659 0.017 33.2 74.6 51.9
  1. Abbreviations:% percentage, Hb haemoglobin, MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration