ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
Hematological Values of Healthy Adult Population Living at Moderate Altitude (1869 m, Erzurum, Turkey) [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2000; 17(3): 123-128

Hematological Values of Healthy Adult Population Living at Moderate Altitude (1869 m, Erzurum, Turkey)

Hasan Kaya1, İlhami Kiki1, Ersin Akarsu2, Mehmet Gündoğdu1, S. Başol Tekin1, Tacettin İnandı3
1Department Of Hematology, Medical Faculty, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department Of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
3Department Of Public Healthy, Medical Faculty, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

In this study, the normal hematological values in healthy adults living in Erzurum area in Turkey at moderate altitude (1869 m above sea level), and the effect of moderate altitude on these hematological values was investigated. The study population comprised of 929 females and 1204 males aged between 17-95. The mean values for red blood cell and leukocyte counts, and hemoglobin level were significantly higher in males than in females (p<0.0001), whereas platelet count was significantly higher in females than in males (p<0.0001). ›n conclusion, we could not find an increase in the number of red blood cells as well as other hematological parameters in healthy adults living in Erzurum area. Hematological values in this study were similar to those reported in the previous studies carried out with those living under 1869 m.

Keywords: Hemoglobin, Leukocyte, Platelet, Healthy adults, Moderate altitude.


Hasan Kaya, İlhami Kiki, Ersin Akarsu, Mehmet Gündoğdu, S. Başol Tekin, Tacettin İnandı. Hematological Values of Healthy Adult Population Living at Moderate Altitude (1869 m, Erzurum, Turkey). Turk J Hematol. 2000; 17(3): 123-128

Corresponding Author: Hasan Kaya, Türkiye


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