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Table 4 Hematologic parameters of the exposed and control groups

From: Reticulocytosis in screen-printing workers exposed to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol

Parameter Exposed group
(n = 34)
Control group
(n = 37)
p value
Mean Standard deviation Mean Standard deviation
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 15.43 1.24 14.87 1.54 0.095
Hematocrit (%) 45.96 3.19 44.57 4.09 0.117
Red blood cell (106/mm3) 5.12 0.54 4.98 0.54 0.264
White blood cell (103/mm3) 7.86 2.12 6.36 1.84 0.002*
Lymphocyte (%) 36.57 7.52 35.28 9.89 0.541
MCV 88.85 7.99 89.84 4.33 0.513
MCH 29.87 3.07 29.91 1.36 0.946
MCHC 35.57 0.99 33.31 0.83 0.238
Reticulocytes (%) 1.88 0.39 1.60 0.42 0.004*
RI (%) 1.92 0.41 1.58 0.48 0.002*
Platelet (103/mm3) 264.91 51.20 248.41 46.12 0.157
  1. * p < 0.05 By Student’s t-test. MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, RI reticulocyte index