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Table 1 Mean, median and 95th percentile reference ranges of haemoglobin level for 454 Ethiopian malaria-negative adults and children

From: Haemoglobin levels for population from Gambo, a rural area of Ethiopia, and their association with anaemia and malaria

  Subject group
  Female (n = 127) Male (n = 84) Children 1-5 years (n = 126) Children 6-12 years (n = 117)
Haemoglobin (g/dL)   
Mean ± SD 12.2 ± 2.7 13.5 ± 2.4 9.1 ± 3.0 10.3 ± 3.1
Median 12.8 14 (<0.05)* 9.5 10.5
95% range 11.8-12.7 12.9-14.0 8.6-9.6 9.7-10.8
  1. *P value (Mann-Whitney U test) for comparison of medians for adult subjects.