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Table 2 Complete blood count of β thalassemia carriers and iron deficiency anemia participants in Mid Nile Delta Egyptian Governorates (2016-2020)

From: Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and beta thalassemia carriers among relatives of beta thalassemia patients in Nile Delta region, Egypt: a multicenter study

Variable Iron deficiency anemia
(Group 1)
β thalassemia carrier
(Group 2)
MW# P
Red blood corpuscles (X106/mm3) Mean ± SD 3.74 ± 0.56 5.28 ± 0.63 13.45 0.001**
Range 2.30-4.96 4.00-6.60
Median 3.80 5.28
Hemoglobin (g/dl) Mean ± SD 10.60 ± 1.21 10.95 ± 1.20 1.43 0.152
Range 6.60-12.90 9-15.40
Median 10.80 10.90
Hematocrit value (%) Mean ± SD
Range
Median
32.7 ± 3.71
18.50-39.7
32.70
33.31 ± 4.09
20.20-44.90
33. 10
2.34 0.019**
Mean corpuscular volume (fl) Mean ± SD 67.83 ± 7.21 62.42 ± 6.37 7.70 0.001**
Range 45-79 45.0-79.0
Median 69.00 62.00
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (pg) Mean ± SD 22.70 ± 2.81 20.32 ± 2.21 7.20 0.001**
Range 14.60-27 15.20-27.20
Median 22.75 20.10
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (g/dl) Mean ± SD 33.94 ± 2.32 32.83 ± 2.31 3.95 0.001**
Range 29.50-38.20 26.80-37.80
Median 34.00 32.30
Red cell distribution width (%) Mean ± SD 16.89 ± 2.28 15.30 ± 2.18 5.93 0.001**
Range 11.90-21.30 11.00-18.40
Median 17.4 16.00
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. #MW: Z value of Mann-Whitney U test
  3. **Highly significant (P < 0.01)