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Table 1 Prevalence of mild, moderate and severe anemia by study subject characteristics with P value

From: Prevalence of anemia among adults at Hawassa University referral hospital, Southern Ethiopia

Study subjects N (%) Degree of anemia p-value 95% CI
Mild N (%) Moderate N (%) Severe N (%)
Age 15–30 215 (54%) 113(52.6) 49 (22.8) 53 (24.7) 0.038 0.000–0.012
  31–45 95(24%) 62(65.3) 14 (14.7) 19 (20.0)
46–60 65(16%) 38(58.5) 10 (15.4) 17 (26.2)
61–85 25(6%) 21(84.0) 3 (12.0) 1(4.0)
Gender Female 168 (42%) 89 (53.0) 42(25.0) 37 (22.0) 0.030 0.013–0.047
  Male 232 (58%) 145 (62.5) 34 (14.7) 53 (22.8)
MCV < 80.0 109 (27%) 49 (45.0) 32 (29.4) 28(25.7) 0.001 0.260–0.350
  80.0–100.0 248(62%) 170(68.5) 39 (15.7) 39 (15.7)
> 100.0 43 (11%) 15 (34.9) 5 (11.6) 23 (53.5)
MCH < 26.0 138 (35%) 67 (48.6) 39 (28.3) 32 (23.2) 0.001 0.222–0.308
  26.0–32.0 208 (52%) 145 (69.7) 28 (13.5) 35 (16.8)
> 32.0 54 (14%) 22 (40.7) 9 (16.7) 23 (42.6)
MCHC < 31.0 184 (46%) 96 (52.2) 44 (23.9) 44 (23.9) 0.004 0.170–0.250
  31.0–36.0 206 (52%) 136 (66.0) 29 (14.1) 41 (19.9)
> 36.0 10 (3%) 2 (20.0) 3 (30.0) 5 (50.0)
RDW 11.0–14.0 74 (19%) 61 (82.4) 7 (9.5) 6 (8.1) 0.001 0.000–0.007
  > 14.0 326 (82%) 173 (53.1) 69 (21.2) 84 (25.8)
WBC 5.0 96 (24%) 40 (41.7) 135 (67.2) 59 (57.3) 0.001 0.000–0.012
  5.0–10.0 201 (50%) 19 (19.8) 34 (16.9) 23 (22.3)
> 10.0 103 (26%) 37 (38.5) 32 (15.9) 21 (20.4)
  1. Note: All participants were aged 16 or older. Age 15 was presented to make a clear demarcation in age groups with 15 interval