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Table 2 Comparison of haemoglobin values

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

  Haemoglobin values by country and reference
Subjects Present study Ethiopia[26] Kenya[12] Uganda[5] Gambia[14] Tanzania[28] WHO[27]
Female 11.8-12.7 (12.2) 12.2-16.6 (14.3) 5.9-10.0 (8.4) 9.9-13.7 (12.4) 9.8-15.0 NA 12.0-15.0
Male 12.9-14.0 (13.5) 13.9-18.3 (16.1) 8.3-11.3 (9.9) 11.5-17.1 (14.4) 11.1-16.6 NA 13.0-17.0
Children 1-5 years 8.6-9.6 (9.1) NA NA 8.8-12.5 (10.8) 8.7-13.4 8.1-13.9 (11.3) 11.0-14.0
Children 6-12 years 9.7-10.8 (10.3) NA NA 10.0-13.7 (11.8) 9.5-14.4 10.3-14.7 (12.6) 11.5-15.5
  1. Values are the 95th reference intervals and in brackets are means.
  2. WHO data are from above sea level.
  3. NA: not available.