Table 2

Factors Potentially Associated with Identification of Potential Iron Deficiency in Children with MCV <70

Total N

Number in whom Iron Prescribed or Tests Arranged

Odds Ratio

95% Confidence Interval


Age

6–18 months

48

22

4.2

1.4, 13

19–36 months

30

5

Febrile

Yes

47

18

1.2

0.4, 3.4

No

20

7

IV Placed

Yes

43

15

1.0

0.4, 2.6

No

35

12

Admitted

Yes

14

8

3.2

1.0, 10

No

64

19

Hemoglobin

>100

53

9

12.6

4.0, 39

≤99

25

18

7

Full-time PEM

Yes

46

19

0.63

0.2, 1.7

Attending Physician

No

26

8

Educational

Pre

49

14

2.0

0.8, 5.3

Interventions

Post

29

13


Pusic et al. BMC Pediatrics 2005 5:42   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-5-42

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