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Clinical Study

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

Table 4

Serum ferritin and transferrin in subjects with sickle cell anaemia according to past history of blood transfusion.

Variable Past history of blood transfusionTotal value
Yes No

Serum iron (µg/dL)0.519+
 <250 (0.0)3 (100.0)3 (100.0)
 ≥2533 (35.1)61 (64.9)94 (100.0)
 Total33 (34.0)64 (66.0)97

Transferrin saturation (%)0.613
 <166 (28.6)15 (71.4)21 (100.0)
 ≥1627 (35.6)49 (64.4)76 (100.0)
 Total33 (34.0)64 (66.0)97

Values in parenthesis are % of column total.
+Chi-square test ( ).

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