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Table 1 Clinical and biological profile of the study population

From: Magnitude of elevated iron stores and risk associated in steady state sickle cell anemia Congolese children: a cross sectional study

  Whole group male
n = 39
female
n = 31
p
Age, years 9(6–13.3) 10(7–14) 9(5–12) 0.789
Transfusions > 3/year 35(50) 23(59) 12(39) 0.189
1–3/year 26(37) 13(33) 13(42)  
0/year 9(13) 3(8) 6(19)  
WBC/mm3 11.618 ± 4.621 11.339 ± 4.114 12.011 ± 5.311 0.568
Platelets × 103 /mm3 380.727 ± 154.522 364.359 ± 132.846 401.884 ± 184.553 0.344
Reticulocytes, % 12.0 (8.5–17.6) 11.0 (8.5–18.0) 13.0 (8.0–17.8) 0.799
CRP, mg/l 3.43 (2.01–5.07) 3.44 (2.52–5.99) 3.36 (1.88–5.01) 0.891
Total Bilirubin, mg/dl
Indirect Bilirubin, mg/dl
1.9 (1.5–3.5)
1.9 (0.9–3.5)
2.5 (1.6–4.2)
1.9 (1.0–3.6)
1.9 (1.5–3.5)
1.3 (0.9–3.2)
0.841
0.823
Direct Bilirubin, mg/dl 0.5 (0.4–0.7) 0.6 (0.4–0.7) 0.5 (0.4–0.7) 0.680
LDH, UI/l 544(400–771) 550(424–795) 516(375–686) 1.000
Serum iron, μmol/l 16.2 (13.2–19.2) 16.2 (13.6–19.0) 16.3 (11.7–20.3) 0.941
Serum ferritin, ng/ml 209(106–453) 184(97–440) 213(106–519) 0.891
Free plasma Hb, mg/l 168(116–267) 168(110–282) 160(120–244) 0.950
  1. Record values are expressed as absolute frequency (%), mean ± standard deviation or median (IQR 25–75)
  2. Abbreviations: WBC white blood cells, CRP C reactive protein, LDH Lactate dehydrogenase, Hb hemoglobin