Table 1.

Characteristics of the randomized and screen failure patientsa

ParameterRandomized Patients(n = 134)Screen Failures(n = 369)P
Age (yr)58.7 ± 14.859.6 ± 14.6NS
Women (n [%])66 (49.3)178 (48.2)NS
Hemoglobin (g/dl)10.3 ± 0.811.2 ± 1.1<0.001
CHr (pg)31.2 ± 2.731.7 ± 3.0NS
Serum ferritin (ng/ml)761 ± 189775 ± 380NS
TSAT (%)18.6 ± 4.323.6 ± 8.3<0.001
WBC (1000/mm3)6.9 ± 2.56.7 ± 2.5NS
MCV (mcm3)94.8 ± 8.496.3 ± 8.4NS
MCH (pg/cell)29.9 ± 3.030.3 ± 3.0NS
Serum albumin (g/dl)3.8 ± 0.43.8 ± 0.5NS
C-reactive protein (mg/L)b27.0 ± 33.722.0 ± 34.7NS
  • a CHr, reticulocyte hemoglobin content; MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; TSAT, transferrin saturation; WBC, white blood cells.

  • b C-reactive protein (CRP) values were obtained using the high-sensitivity assay.