Table 2

Children with anaemia (haemoglobin < 110 g/l); values are number (%) of children

Control group (n=257)Intervention group (n=198)p Value
Total69 (27)55 (28)0.9
Ethnic group
 White European5 (19) [n=26]3 (11) [n=27]0.65
 Asian57 (27) [n=207]46 (30) [n=152]0.65
 African Caribbean5 (29) ([=17]3 (25) [n=12]0.87
 Other2 (28) [n=7]3 (43) [n=7]1.0
Total mean haemoglobin (g/l)116116
Total mean MCV (fl)6970
  • MCV = mean corpuscular volume.