Table 6: Changes in hemoglobin, ferritin, and TSAT values.

FCM ( )DEX ( )

Hemoglobin (g/dL)
 Baseline
  Mean (SD)9.6 (1.18)9.4 (1.31)
  Median9.99.8
 Highest value
  Mean (SD)12.4 (1.26)11.9 (1.47)
  Median12.511.8
 Change to highest value
  Mean (SD)2.8 (1.44)2.4 (1.71)
  Median2.72.7
   value (within group)a0.0010.001
   value (versus FCM)b0.200
Ferritin (ng/mL)
 Baseline
  Mean (SD)11.6 (19.29)21.2 (44.62)
  Median6.25.9
 Highest value
  Mean (SD)554.7 (287.84)340.8 (245.46)
  Median503.5278.8
 Change to highest value
  Mean (SD)543.2 (280.06)319.7 (239.96)
  Median491.9268.9
   value (within group)a0.0010.001
   value (versus FCM)b0.001
TSAT (%)
 Baseline
  Mean (SD)10.2 (10.27)9.6 (8.89)
  Median7.05.5
 Highest value
  Mean (SD)39.8 (15.45)47.7 (20.73)
  Median39.048.0
 Change to highest value
  Mean (SD)29.6 (18.02)38.1 (22.06)
  Median28.039.5
   value (within group)a0.0010.001
   value (versus FCM)b0.012*

SD: standard deviation.
a value from the paired -test for the within group change from baseline.
b value from 1-way ANOVA.
*Statistically significant at .
Statistically significant at .