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Table 2 Comparison of serum hemoglobin, iron, and ferritin levels before and after the three supplementation regimens

From: Daily versus intermittent iron supplementation in pregnant women

  Daily (mean ± SD) Three times a week (mean ± SD) Weekly (mean ± SD) P value
Hemoglobin level(g/dL) Before supplementation 12/44 ± 0/99 12/62 ± 0/78 12/53 ± 0/77 0.518
  After supplementation 11/084 ± 0/82 14/03 ± 14/68 11/62 ± 0/82 0.276
Serum iron level(μg/dl) Before supplementation 96/74 ± 34/31 94/21 ± 31/14 97/28 ± 31/65 0.962
  After supplementation 97/14 ± 40/06 99/90 ± 53/33 96/57 ± 62/62 0.970
Serum ferritin level (μg/L)' Before supplementation 59/66 ± 45/32 58/82 ± 33/6 56/53 ± 33/33 0.827
  After supplementation 39/90 ± 4/51 32/86 ± 32/78 37/87 ± 34/95 0.635