International Journal of Nephrology / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

High Incidence of Moderately Reduced Renal Function and Lead Bioaccumulation in Agricultural Workers in Assin South District, Ghana: A Community-Based Case-Control Study

Table 2

Haematological profile of study participants.

ParameterCasesControls value

RBC (×1012/L)4.494.920.0002
Haemoglobin (g/dl)12.5013.700.0005
Total WBC (×109/L)4.905.000.1730
Platelet (×109/L)220.00268.000.0085
Anaemia classification
 Anaemia31 (37.3)10 (16.4)0.0007
 Normal52 (62.7)51 (83.6)
MCV0.0564
 <80 fL (microcytosis)18 (21.7)6 (9.8)
 80–98 fL (normocytic cells)63 (75.9)53 (86.9)
 >98 fL (macrocytosis)2 (2.4)2 (3.3)

Boldface indicates that RBC count, haemoglobin concentration, and platelet counts in cases were significantly lower in cases compared to respective values in controls; for anaemia classification, boldface indicates that significantly higher proportion of cases were anaemic compared to controls.

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