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Table 3 Haematology reference ranges median [(95th-percentile)] comparing those above and below 65 years

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

Analyte Male Female
≤65 years
N = 207
>65 years
N = 151
≤65 years
N = 321
>65 years
N = 224
Hemoglobin (g/dL)a 14.5 (11.7–16.6) 13.6 (9.7–15.5) 13.4 (11.1–15) 13.2 (10.8–15)
Hematocrit (%)a 43.2 (35–49.9) 40.9 (29.6–48.1) 40 (33–45.5) 39.6 (32–45)
Erythrocytes (10/L)a 4.8 (3.6–5.8) 4.63 (3.5–5.8) 4.61 (3.8–5.5) 4.6 (3.6–5.3)
Platelets (10/L)a 220 (55–337) 201 (73–334) 222 (105–363) 235 (78–359)
WBC (10/L) 5 (3.3–7.8) 4.8 (2.9–8) 4.8 (3–7) 4.8 (3–7)
MCH (pg) 30.4 (26.1–34.2) 29.5 (23.2–33.8) 29 (24.7–32.6) 29.2 (25.6–32.7)
MCV (fl) 90 (77–102) 88 (71–100) 87 (75–99) 87 (77–97)
MCHC (g/L) 33.6 (32.2–35.4) 33.4 (31.4–35) 33.4 (32.1–35.2) 33.3 (32.1–35.3)
Neutrophils (10/L) 2.03 (1.06–4.6) 2.01 (1.03–3.8) 2.02 (1.08–3.5) 2.1 (1.04–4.1)
Neutrophils (%) 42.7 (25.8–62.2) 41.9 (27.1–63.1) 42.8 (29.5–58.2) 43.6 (27.4–59.9)
Lymphocytes (10/L) 2.13 (1.22–3.63) 1.96 (1.1–3.87) 2.11 (1.2–3.36) 2.09 (1.08–3.48)
Lymphocytes (%) 43.7 (27.8–61.2) 43.5 (27.9–60.1) 44.4 (29.8–58.8) 43.5 (28.8–68.8)
Monocytes (10/L) 0.33 (0.18–0.57) 0.33 (0.19–0.67) 0.29 (0.17–0.54) 0.31 (0.17–0.57)
Monocytes (%) 6.7 (4.3–12.1) 7 (4.5–12.2) 6.2 (3.9–10.3) 6.4 (4–10.2)
Eosinophils (10/L) 0.16 (0.5–0.8) 0.16 (0.04–0.88) 0.14 (.04–0.67) 0.13 (0.05–1.06)
Eosinophils (%) 3.4 (1–15.9) 3.4 (90.9–12.6) 3.1 (1–12.1) 2.9 (1.1–16.2)
Basophils (10/L) 0.04 (0.2–0.08) 0.03 (0.01–0.08) 0.04 (0.02–0.07) 0.04 (0.02–0.09)
Basophils (%) 1 1 1 1
  1. a Analytes significantly different in those aged 65 years and above and those below 65 years