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Clinical Study

Serum Iron Status of Under-Five Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Lagos, Nigeria

Table 2

Serum iron, serum ferritin, total iron binding capacity, and transferrin saturation profile of study subjects.

SS Mean (SD)AA Mean (SD)M-W -value value

Serum iron (µg/dL)
 Males67.4 (34.54)78.3 (64.28)960.500.872
 Female67.3 (47.44)85.8 (63.36)569.500.166
 Male and female67.4 (40.78)81.6 (63.61)2999.500.264
Serum ferritin (ng/dL)
 Male170.4 (107.53)62.0 (61.91)353.000.000*
 Female211.5 (97.48)47.4 (42.30)87.000.000*
 Male and female189.9 (104.28)55.5 (54.20)823.500.000*
Total iron binding capacity (µg/dL)
 Male253.2 (86.73)274.6 851.500.496
 Female265.4 (81.99)293.5 (95.70)568.500.226
 Male and female259.0 (84.16)283.1 2817.000.18
Transferrin saturation (%)
 Male27.0 (12.14)29.1 (17.37)918.000.911
 Female24.9 (13.40)28.5 (16.55)614.000.474
 Male and female26.0 (12.70)28.8 (16.91)3089.500.697

M-W: Mann Whitney.
*Statistically significant.

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