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Table 2 Between-gender comparison of the haematological tests of the diabetic and non-diabetic subjects

From: Anaemia and kidney dysfunction in Caribbean Type 2 diabetic patients

Haematology profile Type 2 diabetic patients Non-diabetic subjects
Males Females Males Females
Age (years) §68.9 ± 1.2 64.6 ± 1.2 48.9 ± 1.4 48.8 ± 1.8╫╫
Whole Blood Count (× 103/uL) 5.5 ± 0.3 6.0 ± 0.1 5.5 ± 0.2 5.5 ± 0.3
Red Blood Cell (× 106/uL) §§4.6 ± 0.1 4.4 ± 0.1 5.1 ± 0.1** 4.6 ± 0.1
Haemoglobin (g/dl) §§12.9 ± 0.2 12.1 ± 0.1 14.6 ± 0.3** 12.5 ± 0.2
Hematocrit (%) §39.4 ± 0.5 37.5 ± 0.3 44.2 ± 0.7** 39.0 ± 0.5
Mean Corpuscular Volume (FL) 87.0 ± 0.7 85.3 ± 0.6 87.4 ± 1.4 84.4 ± 1.3
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (pg) 28.5 ± 0.3 28.2 ± 0.6 28.8 ± 0.5* 27.1 ± 0.5*
Platelet Count (× 103/uL) 224.2 ± 9.9 244.4 ± 5.7 237.9 ± 13.8 262.2 ± 10.1
Mean Platelet Volume (Fl) 11.1 ± 0.1 11.1 ± 0.1 11.2 ± 0.2 10.9 ± 0.2
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.001 for comparisons between male and female non-diabetic subjects
  2. P < 0.05 for comparisons between male and female diabetic patients
  3. §P < 0.05, §§P < 0.001 for comparisons between male diabetic and male non-diabetic subjects
  4. P < 0.05, ╫╫P < 0.001 for comparisons between female diabetic and female non-diabetic subjects