Table 2: Correlation between the serum prohepcidin and the parameters for anemia in patients with and without atrophic gastritis.

Atrophic gastritis-positive ( )Atrophic gastritis-negative ( )
Correlation coefficient ( ) -valueCorrelation coefficient ( ) -value

Prohepcidin X Hb0.0360.837 0.2670.120
Prohepcidin X SI−0.2000.250 0.0260.880
Prohepcidin X SF 0.2240.195 0.1970.256
Prohepcidin X TIBC 0.1710.3270.1040.552

: Spearman coefficient; Hb: hemoglobin; SI: serum iron; SF: serum ferritin; TIBC: total iron binding capacity.