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Table 1 Comparison of mean haemoglobin (Hb), serum iron (SI), total iron binding capacity (TIBC) and percent transferrin saturation (%TS) in cord blood of babies followed until 6 months and lost to follow-up

From: A prospective study of iron status in exclusively breastfed term infants up to 6 months of age

  Group Followed group* Mean ± SD Lost to follow-up Mean ± SD p value
Hb (g/dl) A 17.4 ± 1.6 17.1 ± 1.7 0.06
  B 16.6 ± 1.8 17.4 ± 1.1 0.01
SI (μg/dl) A 139.8 ± 28.8 139.0 ± 27.1 0.73
  B 144.2 ± 36.5 141.4 ± 27.5 0.69
TIBC (μg/dl) A 271.0 ± 46.8 286.2 ± 41.0 0.10
  B 281.0 ± 49.2 251.2 ± 32.7 0.01
%TS A 57.0 ± 10.8 60.5 ± 8.8 0.27
  B 56.7 ± 11.4 56.6 ± 5.8 0.69
  1. *Group A (babies of non-anemic mothers), n = 52 babies followed until 6 months.
  2. Group B (babies of anemic mothers), n = 50 babies followed until 6 months