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Table 3 Correlation between hepcidin and clinico-laboratory parameters in children with IDA.

From: Obesity modulate serum hepcidin and treatment outcome of iron deficiency anemia in children: A case control study

  Serum hepcidin (nmol/l)
  Non-obese children Obese children
  r p r p
Age (year) 0.235 >0.05 0.122 >0.05
BMI (kg/m2) 0.313 >0.05 0.543 <0.01
Hb (g/dl) 0.498 <0.01 -0.408 <0.05
Serum iron (ug/dl) 0.478 <0.01 -0.375 <0.05
TIBC (mg/dl) -0.411 <0.05 0.401 <0.05
Transferrin (umol/L) -0.398 <0.05 0.398 <0.05
Transferrin saturation (%) 0.468 <0.01 -0.366 <0.05
Ferritin (ng/ml) 0.391 <0.05 -0.301 >0.05
  1. P > 0.05 = non-significant, P < 0.05 = significant, P < 0.01 highly significant.(Pearson correlation analysis).