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Table 5 Hematological parameters of rugby players and controls

From: Nutrient intake, serum lipids and iron status of colligiate rugby players

  Forward   Backs   Controls
  (n=18)   (n=16)   (n=26)
Ferritin (ng/ml) 73.4 ± 28.8   47.7 ± 17.6   72.0 ± 37.3
Transferrin (mg/dl) 262.8 ± 33.5   269.1 ± 28.5 243.8 ± 31.6
Serum iron (?g/dl) 17.6 ± 7.5   19.3 ± 5.9   19.3 ± 5.9
TIBC (?g/dl) 61.8 ± 7.4   63.6 ± 6.3 57.7 ± 7.0
UIBC (?g/dl) 44.2 ± 9.9   44.2 ± 7.8   38.4 ± 9.4
Red blood cell (×10000/?l) 503.3 ± 23.2   514.6 ± 19.0   515.7 ± 28.3
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 15.4 ± 0.8   15.8 ± 0.6   16.0 ± 0.9
Hematocrit (%) 50.7 ± 2.5 51.9 ± 2.3 48.6 ± 2.8
MCV (fl) 100.8 ± 4.3 100.9 ± 3.5 94.3 ± 3.0
MCH (pg) 30.7 ± 1.5   30.7 ± 0.8   31.0 ± 0.9
MCHC (%) 30.5 ± 0.8 30.4 ± 0.7 32.9 ± 0.6
Platelet (×10000/?l) 26.0 ± 4.0 * 21.8 ± 2.7   24.5 ± 3.8
Haptoglobin (mg/dl) 65.8 ± 36.9   51.9 ± 24.0 85.2 ± 41.5
Tf% 28.6 ± 12.2   30.5 ± 9.3   34.0 ± 11.1
  1. Values are the mean ± SD.
  2. Abbreviations; TIBC, total iron binding capacity; UIBC, unsaturated iron binding capacity; MCV= mean corpuscular volume,
  3. MCH, mean conpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; Tf%, saturated transferrin.
  4. *p < 0.05 vs Backs.
  5. †p < 0.05 vs Controls.