Table 2

Baseline characteristics of study groups
Pacam Control
Men Women Total Men Women Total
n 52 134 186 51 114 165
Age
Median (IQR) 66(65-67) 66(65-67) 66(65-67) 66(65-67) 66(65-67) 66(65-67)
Education
 0-5 years% 18.0 34.9 30.1 19.6 33.3 28.9
 6-10 years% 38.0 46.8 44.3 51.0 47.2 48.4
 >10 years% 44.0 18.2 25.6 29.4 19.4 22.6
Self-reported health status
Good to excellent; n (%) 25(50.0) 57(42.5) 83(44.6) 26(51.0) 45(39.5) 71(43.0)
Fair; n (%) 24(46.1) 69(51.5) 93(51.5) 23(45.1) 60(52.6) 83(50.3)
Poor; n (%) 2(3.9) 8(6.0) 10(5.4) 2(3.9) 9(7.9) 11(6.7)
Vitamin B12 (pmol/L) 337.3 408.0 386.5 355.0 414.8 385.2
Median (IQR) (250.1-438.3) (279.8-535.2) (290.2-524.4) (246.3-474.3) (294.6-576.7) (270.9-513.9)
Folate (nmol/L) 37.2 39.2 39.0 37.4 38.4 37.7
Median (IQR) (33.7-43.7) (32.6-43.7) (32.9-43.7) (29.6-41.1) (32.3-42.6) (31.5-41.7)
Hct (%) 43.7 39.0 40.1 43.7 39.6 40.6
Median (IQR) (41.3-45.3) (37.0-40.7) (37.8-42.6) (41.4-45.8) (37.6-41.3) (38.4-42.6)
Hb (gr/dL) 14.9 13.1 13.5 14.9 13.3 13.7
Median (IQR) (14.0-15.3) (12.6-13.9) (12.8-14.4) (13.8-15.7) (12.6-13.9) (12.9-14.5)
MCV(fL) 90 89 89 89 89 89
Median (IQR) (88-93) (86-91) (87-91) (86-92) (86-91) (86-92)

(IQR: p25-p75).

Sanchez et al.

Sanchez et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:124   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-124

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