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Table 1 Reference values of haemoglobin concentration (Hb) per age group used in the present study [6] as well as median reference values obtained from studies in Tanzania [12] and Uganda [12]

From: Severe anaemia associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection in children: consequences for additional blood sampling for research

Age Present study Uganda Tanzania
Hb (g/dL) range Age Hb (g/dL) median Hb (g/dL) median
1–2 months 10.0–18.0 <1 year 10.0 10.7
2–6 months 9.5–14.0    
6 months–2 years 10.5–13.5 ≥1 to <5 years 10.8 11.3
2–6 years 11.5–13.5 ≥5 to <13 years 11.8 12.6
6–12 years 11.5–15.5