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Table 2 Comparison between the studied groups regarding CBC parameters and liver function tests

From: Assessment of serum vitamin D levels in Egyptian children with beta-thalassemia major

Variable Thalassemic group (no. = 55) Control group (no. = 30) Mann-Whitney test P
Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range
HB (g/dl) 8.14 ± 1.09 5.9–10.8 11.77 ± 0.56 10.8–12.7 7.59 < 0.001 (HS)
MCV (fl) 69.04 ± 6.68 52.3–63.3 81.1 ± 2.63 76.9–87.3 7.29 < 0.001 (HS)
MCH (Pg) 23.11 ± 3.06 16.5–24.5 28.84 ± 2.66 23.4–35.3 t = 8.98 < 0.001 (HS)
MCHC (g/dl) 33.4 ± 2.71 27.4–30.9 33.73 ± 1.18 31.3–36.3 0.97 0.33
WBCs (103/μl) 9.02 ± 4.5 3.8–30.7 8.14 ± 2.39 4.5–13.7 0.32 0.75
Platelets (103/μl) 339.36 ± 177.3 150–1262 276.97 ± 54.1 175–365 1.63 0.10
Ferritin (ng/ml) 2739.71 ± 2268.8 310–11,051 50.03 ± 30.63 15–150 7.59 < 0.001 (HS)
ALT (U/l) 63.27 ± 44.31 12–165 19.57 ± 4.85 13–27 6.11 < 0.001 (HS)
AST (U/l) 58.96 ± 37.96 11–184 33.2 ± 7.19 23–45 3.33 < 0.001 (HS)
  1. t Student t-test, HB hemoglobin, MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, WBCs white blood cells, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, Hs highly significant