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Table 1 Anthropological and clinical characteristics of 107 patients hospitalized with an acute exacerbation of COPD

From: Anemia and iron deficiency in COPD patients: prevalence and the effects of correction of the anemia with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and intravenous iron

Characteristics Non-anemic patients (n = 60) Anemic patients (n = 47)
Age (years; mean + SD)* 67.1 ± 11.2 77.6 ± 9.5
Sex (male/female) 33/27 19/28
Hematological parameters   
Hb (mg/dL; mean ± SD) 14.2 ± 1.4 10.6 ± 1.3
Hct (%; mean ± SD) 42.8 ± 4.6 32.5 ± 4.1
MCV (fl; mean ± SD) 86.8 ± 10.7 86.0 ± 9.2
RBC (106/μl; mean ± SD) 4.8 ± 0.6 3.7 ± 0.5
MCH (pg; mean ± SD) 31.3 ± 9.2 28.7 ± 2.6
MCHC( g/dl; mean ± SD) 33.0 ± 1.5 32.5 ± 1.0
Co-morbidities   
CHF (%) 10 (17%) 14 (30%)
CHD (%) 13 (22%) 9 (19%)
Hypertension (%) 21 (35%) 17 (36%)
Diabetes Mellitus (%) 11 (18%) 15 (32%)
Atrial Fibrillation (%) 4 (7%) 10 (21%)
Peripheral Vascular Disease 4(7%) 8 (17%)
Creatinine ≥ 1.5 mg/dl (%) 11 (18%) 17 (36%)
  1. Abbreviations: CHF, congestive heart failure; CHD, coronary heart disease; Hb, hemoglobin; Hct, hematocrrit; SD, standard deviation; *, p > 0.05 (not statistically significant).