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Table 2 Haematology reference ranges [median (95th-percentile)] derived from older people in rural Uganda

From: Population based haematology reference ranges for old people in rural South-West Uganda

Analyte (parameter) All participants
N = 903
Male
N = 358
Female
N = 545
Hemoglobin (g/dL)a 13.6 (10.9–15.8) 14.2 (10.6–16.4) 13.3 (11.0–15.0)
Haematocrit (%)a 40.6 (32.5–47.3) 42.2 (32.4–49.1) 39.8 (32.7–45.4)
Erythrocytes (10/L)a 4.63 (3.60–5.60) 4.7 (3.6–5.7) 4.6 (3.7–5.4)
Platelets (109/L)a 220 (77–353) 207 (60–336) 229 (98–359)
WBC (×1000) 4.8 (3.0–7.7) 4.9 (3.2–7.8) 4.8 (3.0–7.2)
MCH (pg) 29.4 (25.0–33.4) 30.0 (24.7–34.2) 29.1 (25.0–32.6)
MCV (fL) 87 (75–99) 89 (73–102) 87 (76–97)
MCHC (g/L) 33.4 (32.0–35.2) 33.5 (32.0–35.2) 33.4 (32.1–35.2)
Neutrophils (no 109/L) 2.05 (1.05–3.78) 2.04 (1.05–4.40) 2.05 (1.05–3.60)
Neutrophils (%)a 43.0 (27.2–60.3) 42.5 (26.0–62.4) 43.5 (28.1–58.5)
Lymphocytes (no 109/L) 2.09 (1.15–3.51) 2.05 (1.20–3.70) 2.1 (1.1–3.4)
Lymphocytes (%) 43.9 (28.6–59.8) 43.6 (27.9–60.8) 44.2 (29.4–59.3)
Monocytes (no 109/L) 0.31 (0.17–0.57) 0.33 (0.18–0.59) 0.30 (0.17–0.55)
Monocytes (%) 6.5 (4.1–10.7) 6.9 (4.3–12.1) 6.3 (3.9–10.2)
Eosinophils (no 109/L) 0.15 (0.50–0.81) 0.16 (0.04–0.82) 0.14 (0.05–0.75)
Eosinophils (%) 3.2 (1–15.3) 3.4 (1.0–15.9) 3.0 (1.1–14.5)
Basophils (no 109/L 0.04 (0.02–0.08) 0.04 (0.02–0.08) 0.04 (0.02–0.08)
Basophils (%) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  1. Sample of haematology reference ranges excluding those with hookworm infection, malaria infection, HIV infection and those uncertain of their age
  2. aAnalytes significantly different by sex