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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and laboratory features of the study subjects

From: Iron Deficiency is Not Associated with Increased Blood Cadmium in Infants

Group characteristics Iron-deficient infants (n = 31) Control (n = 36) P value
Age (months) 12.0 ± 3.7 11.9 ± 4.1 0.867
Male (%) 65.6 52.8 0.330
Breast feeding (months) 10.3 ± 3.4 6.3 ± 4.9 <0.001
Cadmium (μg/L)* 0.56 (0.06-1.20) 0.53 (0.06-1.84) 0.724
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 10.49 ± 1.84 11.83 ± 1.02 0.001
Hematocrit (%) 32.70 ± 4.08 35.02 ± 2.60 0.008
Ferritin (μg/L) 7.4 ± 3.0 39.1 ± 23.8 <0.001
Fe (μg/dL) 39.09 ± 29.56 47.14 ± 27.79 0.255
TIBC (μg/dL) 413.19 ± 53.18 351.80 ± 47.07 <0.001
Fe/TIBC (%) 10.2 ± 8.6 13.7 ± 8.5 0.091
  1. Results reported as mean ± SD *geometric mean (range).