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Table 2 Changes in RBC, Hb, and Ht according to evacuation status

From: Life as an evacuee after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident is a cause of polycythemia: the Fukushima Health Management Survey

Sex Evacuation N RBC (average) (x 104/μL) p Hb (average) (g/dL) p Ht (average) (%) p
Before   After Before   After Before   After
Men (-) 1349 463.1   461.3 -1.8 0.02 14.46   14.57 0.10 <0.0001 43.57   43.45 -0.12 0.11
(+) 3278 472.7   479.2 6.5 <0.0001 14.77   15.05 0.28 <0.0001 44.34   44.74 0.40 <0.0001
    p*   <0.0001    p*   <0.0001    p*   <0.0001  
Women (-) 1923 434.5   432.2 -2.3 <0.0001 13.04   13.15 0.11 <0.0001 40.00   39.95 -0.05 0.31
(+) 4168 439.6   443.1 3.5 <0.0001 13.18   13.40 0.22 <0.0001 40.42   40.74 0.33 <0.0001
    p*   <0.0001    p*   <0.0001    p*   <0.0001  
  1. *Age—adjusted p value for comparing changes in the evacuee group to changes in the non-evacuee group before and after the earthquake.
  2. RBC, red blood cell count: Hb, hemoglobin; Ht. hematocrit.