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Table 2 Maternal antenatal anaemia and iron deficiency of 418 mothers

From: Infant motor development in rural Vietnam and intrauterine exposures to anaemia, iron deficiency and common mental disorders: a prospective community-based study

Characteristic Early pregnancy (Wave 1) Late pregnancy (Wave 2)
Haemoglobin (g/dL), mean [SD] 11.9 [1.2] 11.9 [1.5]
Anaemia*, No. (%) 90 (21.5) 96 (24.4)a
Ferritin (ng/mL), median {interquartile range} 64 {39–108} 15 {10–27}b
Iron deficiency**, No. (%) 17 (4.1) 182 (48.2)
  1. *Anaemia: Haemoglobin < 11 g/dL; ** Iron deficiency: Ferritin < 15 ng/mL; a Missing 24 cases; b Missing 40 cases.