Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Ferritin Is a Marker of Inflammation rather than Iron Deficiency in Overweight and Obese People

Table 1

Descriptive statistics of different study variables in each group.

Variable Group A () Group B () Group C ()

Age (years)44.846.1644.846.1744.447.17
BMI (kg/m2)22.361.0827.180.8031.180.85
Hb (gm/dL)14.130.8312.680.6811.860.88
Iron (μmol/L)24.861.2421.361.0417.681.18
TIBC (μmol/L)63.560.5059.520.8657.441.59
TSAT (%)38.662.1435.361.6330.651.39
Ferritin (μg/L)152.781.81158.321.99163.482.23
CRP (mg/L)5.280.737.581.0111.461.46

Group A: BMI 18.5–25 kg/m2, group B: BMI 25–30 kg/m2, and group C:  kg/m2, Hb: hemoglobin, TIBC: total iron binding capacity, TSAT: transferrin saturation, CRP: C-reactive protein, and BMI: body mass index.