ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
Ferritin and haematological values in healthy elderly Nigerians [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2004; 21(2): 71-77

Ferritin and haematological values in healthy elderly Nigerians

Nkiru N. Odunukwe1, Ifeoma O. Imonugo2, Akanmu S. Akanmu2, Obiageli E. Nnodu3, Charles C. Okany2, Ibironke Akinsete2, Omowunmi A. Ahmed1, Chinyere Efienemokwu1
1Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research P.m.b. 2013 Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
2Department Of Haematology And Blood Transfusion, College Of Medicine Of The University Of Lagos, Idi- Araba, P.m.b. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria
3National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos, Nigeria

Two-hundred Nigerians (65 years and above) were studied and compared with control (18-50 years). Haematocrit, haemoglobin, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular haemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, platelets and ferritin were analyzed. Mean ferritin levels were 105 ± 30 μg/L and 72 ± 10 μg/L (males and females respectively). Mean MCV, MCH and MCHC were 94.6 ± 9.0 fl, 93.6 ± 9.0 fl, 31.5 ± 3.0 pg, 31.4 ± 4.4 pg, 348 ± 30 g/L, and 347 ± 42 g/L. Mean haematocrits were 37 ± 4%, 36 ± 4%, while mean haemoglobins levels were 132 ± 24 g/L and 129 ± 1 g/L. RBC counts were 4.1 ± 0.8 x 1012/L, and 4.0 ± 0.5 x 1012/L. Mean total WBC counts were 6.4 ± 1.5 x 109/L and 6.3 ± 0.7 x 109/L; mean platelets were 170 ± 60 x 109/L, 184 ± 5 x 109/L. All haematological parameters were similar in both aged males and females, except ferritin, haematocrit, RBC and haemoglobin, which were significantly higher in males (p< 0.05). Significant sex differences exist in all the parameters, of control except MCV and total WBC count. There were significant differences in all the haematological parameters between the controls and the aged (p< 0.05), and between the aged (65-84 years) and the very aged (85-105 years) (p< 0.05). Reference haematological range needs to be established for the elderly Nigerians.

Keywords: Ferritin, Haematological tests, Aged, Nigerians.


Sağlıklı görünen yaşlı Nijeryalılar’da ferritin ve diğer hematolojik değerler

Nkiru N. Odunukwe1, Ifeoma O. Imonugo2, Akanmu S. Akanmu2, Obiageli E. Nnodu3, Charles C. Okany2, Ibironke Akinsete2, Omowunmi A. Ahmed1, Chinyere Efienemokwu1
1Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research P.m.b. 2013 Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
2Department Of Haematology And Blood Transfusion, College Of Medicine Of The University Of Lagos, Idi- Araba, P.m.b. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria
3National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos, Nigeria

Altmışbeş yaş üzeri 200 Nijeryalı, hematolojik değerleri açısından kontrol grubu (18-50 yaş) ile karşılaştırıldı. Hematokrit, hemoglobin, MCV, MCH, MCHC trombosit sayıları ve ferritin düzeyleri saptandı. Ortalama ferritin düzeyleri kadın ve erkekler için sırası ile 105 ± 30 mg/L ve 72 ± 10 mg/L bulundu. Ortalama MCV, MCH ve MCHC ise 94.6 ± 9.0 ş, 93.6 ± 9.0 ş, 31.5 ± 3.0 pg, 31.4 ± 4.4 pg, 348 ± 30 g/L ve 347 ± 42 g/L bulundu. Ortalama hematokrit ise %37 ± 4, %36 ± 4, ortalama hemoglobin 132 ± 24 g/L ve 129 ± 1 g/L, alyuvar sayımları 4.1 ± 0.8 x 1012/L ve 4.0 ± 0.5 x 1012 L, ortalama lökosit sayıları 6.4 ± 1.5 x 109/L ve 6.3 ± 0.7 x 109/L ortalama trombosit 170 ± 60 x 109/L, 184 ± 5 x 109/L olarak bulundu. Erkeklerde ferritin, hematokrit, RBC ve hemoglobin yüksek bulunurken (p< 0.05), diğer parametreler kadın ve erkeklerde aynı bulundu. MCV ve lökosit sayısı dışında diğer tüm parametreler kontrol grubundaki cinsiyetlerden farklı bulundu. Kontrol grubu ile yaşlılar arasında tüm hematolojik parametrelerde farklılık bulundu (p< 0.05). Aynı zamanda yaşlılar (65-84) ile çok yaşlılar arasında (85-108) da anlamlı fark bulundu (p< 0.05). Nijeryalılar için referans hematolojik değerlerin belirlenmesi gereklidir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Ferritin, Hematolojik testler, Yaş, Nijerya.


Nkiru N. Odunukwe, Ifeoma O. Imonugo, Akanmu S. Akanmu, Obiageli E. Nnodu, Charles C. Okany, Ibironke Akinsete, Omowunmi A. Ahmed, Chinyere Efienemokwu. Ferritin and haematological values in healthy elderly Nigerians. Turk J Hematol. 2004; 21(2): 71-77

Corresponding Author: Nkiru N. Odunukwe, Nigeria


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