Table 1. Characteristics of the study population (n = 267).
Mean ±SDReference value
Sex148 male
119 female
Age, years74.3 ±10.5
Male72.3 ±10.7
Female76.7 ±9.7
Haemoglobin, g/dl 11.8 ±1.3
Male12.4 ±1.113.7–17.7
Female11.0 ±1.012.1–16.1
Transferrin, g/l 1.9 ±0.42.0–3.6
Ferritin, µg/l
Male445 ±32525–250
Female379 ±37320–150
Serum iron, µmol/l
Male7.1 ±3.714–28
Female5.9 ±3.410–25