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Table 3 Serum ferritin and HbA2 of β thalassemia carriers and iron deficiency anemia participants 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
Serum ferritin (ng/ml) Mean ± SD 8.20 ± 3.78 68.73 ± 49.33 23.35 0.001**
Range 1.00-14.90 15.50-349
  Median 6.85 55.00
Hemoglobin A2% Mean ± SD 2.54 ± 0.49 4.50 ± 0.59 23.36 0.001**
Range 1.30-3.40 3.60-6.99
Median 2.60 4.500
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. #MW: Z value of Mann-Whitney U test
  3. **Highly significant (P < 0.01)