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Table 8 Characteristics of anemic and non-anemic cases among 39 institutionalized people with severe motor and intellectual disabilities, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

From: An epidemiological study on anemia among institutionalized people with intellectual and/or motor disability with special reference to its frequency, severity and predictors

  Anemic cases (n = 16) Non-anemic cases (n = 23)
  Normocytic normochromic anemia (n = 15) Anemia except normocytic normochromic anemia (n = 1)   
  M (n = 12) F (n = 3) M (n = 1) F (n = 0) M (n = 8) F (n = 15)
Age 36.3 ± 8.6 39.7 ± 2.9 62.0 -- 38.8 ± 10.8 34.3 ± 10.6
Body mass index (BMI) 14.0 ± 2.8 12.5 ± 1.4 15.5 -- 14.6 ± 1.8 15.6 ± 3.3
Fe (μg/dl) 76.0 ± 27.4 82.3 ± 15.6 88.0 -- 111.5 ± 19.9 109.6 ± 46.5
Medicationsa (n)
   Anticonvulsants and/or major tranquilizers -- -- --
   Minor tranquilizers -- -- --
   Iron replacement -- -- --
   Other medications b -- -- --
Users of any medication (n) -- -- --
Non-medicated (n) -- -- --
  1. aInformation on medication for people with severe motor and intellectual disabilities was not available.
  2. b Medications except anticonvulsants and/or major tranquilizers, minor tranquilizers and iron replacement (i.e. gastrointestinal drug, cold drug, cardiovascular medication).