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Table 3 Properties of adjusted hemoglobin distributions among children (6–59 m)

From: Comparing hemoglobin distributions between population-based surveys matched by country and time

countrysurveyNmeanSDskewkurtosis% anemia
anymildmodsevere
BangladeshDHS-2011224110.81a1.23−0.483.8451a2921a1a
BR-201260711.521.08−0.584.13332850
LiberiaDHS-201116779.76a1.49− 0.233.1979a2649a4a
BR-2011145610.551.30−0.523.755931281
CameroonDHS-2011452310.631.54−0.393.325626291
BR-200981510.541.62−0.623.545424273
MalawiDHS-2015/16522810.44a1.48−0.343.4361a26a33a2
BR-2015/16117211.441.39−0.995.693018111
  1. a within-pair difference significant at alpha = 0.001. Prevalence of 0 indicate prevalence less than 0.5%. Mean hemoglobin and % anemia estimates account for complex survey design. SD skew and kurtosis do not. All tests of between-survey differences are based on complex survey design. BR BRINDA, Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia project. DHS, The Demographic and Health Survey Program. any anemia < 11.0, mild 10.0–10.9, moderate 7.0–9.9, severe < 7.0. Hemoglobin concentrations adjusted for altitude