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Table 4 The comparison of hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron, ferritin, MCV, and RDW levels between patients with mild-moderate ASD and severe ASD

From: Iron deficiency parameters in autism spectrum disorder: clinical correlates and associated factors

  Mild-moderate ASD, N = 50
Mean (SD)
Severe ASD, N = 50
Mean (SD)
d p
Hemoglobin 12.91 (0.98) 12.39 (1.24) 0.465 0.024
Hematocrit 37.30 (3.09) 35.55 (5.65) 0.384 0.058
Iron 63.43 (28.21) 56.72 (29.82) 0.231 0.251
Ferritin 31.22 (26.11) 24.45 (16.53) 0.309 0.124
MCV 74.14 (9.65) 74.35 (7.16) − 0.024 0.900
RDW 15.30 (8.11) 14.07 (1.03) 0.212 0.291
  1. Independent-Samples t test was used
  2. d Cohen’s d