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Table 6 Mean values of serum iron (Fe) and ferritin in relation to blood lead levels.

From: Relation between anemia and blood levels of lead, copper, zinc and iron among children

  Low blood lead level
<10 μg/dl (n = 22)
Mean ± SD
High blood lead level
≥10 μg/dl (n = 38)
Mean ± SD
Test of significance
Fe (μg/dl) 60.80 ± 21.27 48.86 ± 19.05* t = 2.24
p = 0.02
Ferritin (ng/ml) 78.39 ± 24.70 51.32 ± 24.52** t = 4.10
p = 0.00
  1. * p = < 0.05
  2. ** p = 0.00