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Table 3 Haematological parameters of study participants

From: Laboratory prediction of primary postpartum haemorrhage: a comparative cohort study

Parameters All women (n = 271) Group 1 (n = 55) Group 2 (n = 216) P value
WBC median (IQR)     
   Total 9.4 (7.4,12.9) 10.2 (8.8,15) 9.4 (7.1,12.5) 0.023
   NEUT 7.3 (5.1,11) 8.6 (6,12.9) 7 (4.8,9.8) 0.004
   LYMPH 1.5 (1.2,2) 1.6 (1.2,1.9) 1.5 (1.2,2) 0.831
   MONO 0.7 (0.6,0.9) 0.8 (0.5,1.2) 0.7 (0.6,0.9) 0.017
   EO 0 (0,0.1) 0 (0,0.1) 0 (0,0.1) 0.116
   BASO 0 (0,0) 0 (0,0) 0 (0,0) 0.119
ESR (mm/hr) median (IQR) 56 (39.5,76) 70 (48,96) 55 (37,75) 0.018
MALARIA PARASITAEMIA n (%)     
   Negative 254 (93.7) 51 (92.7) 203 (94) 0.756
   Positive 17 (6.3) 4 (7.3) 13 (6)
PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR n (%)     
   Abnormal 99 (36.5) 39 (70.9) 60 (27.8) <0.001
   Normal 172 (63.5) 16 (29.1) 156 (72.2)
  1. Data are presented as n (%) or median (IQR) or mean (SD). All P values less than 0.05 were considered significant. Group 1: Women with primary PPH. Group 2: Women without primary PPH. IQR: Inter-quartile range. N: Number. WBC; White Blood Cell. NEUT: neutrophils. LYMPH: Lymphocyte. MONO: Monocytes. EO: Eosinophil. BASO: Basophil. ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate