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Haematological reference values for the Basotho.
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PMID:  6836426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Haematological reference values for a defined population of healthy adult Basotho are presented, with appropriate statistical treatment of the data. The well-documented apparent neutropenia in Blacks was observed, as well as the apparent sex difference as regards lymphocytes. The importance of adequate health criteria is stressed, 42% of apparently normal females having low serum ferritin levels. This could lead to an error of 1 g/dl in the haemoglobin level at the lower limit of the reference value. Only 34% of the apparently healthy females met all the criteria for health.
J P Cross; A D Heyns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
African Continental Ancestry Group
Blood Cell Count*
Blood Chemical Analysis
Middle Aged
South Africa
Statistics as Topic

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