Table 5.

Comparison of hemoglobin values with values from other studies in Africa (including Ethiopia)

Gender of subjectsHemoglobin values by country and referencea
Present studyEthiopia (22)Ethiopia (1)Ethiopia (15)South Africa (3)Namibia/S. Africa (7)Nigeria (2)Zambia (9)
Male16.1 (1.1)15.7 (1.1)16.4 (1.5)15.7 (1.2)14.0 (1.6)14.7 (NAb)13.9 (1.1)15.3 (1.3)
Female14.3 (1.2)14.2 (1.1)NA14.1 (1.4)12.4 (1.4)13.8 (NA)11.5 (1.0)NA
  • a Values are means, in grams per deciliter; values in parentheses are standard deviations.

  • b NA, not available.