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Table 3 Effect of Ramadan fasting on hematological factors before and after Ramadan (Mean values with standard deviation) (n = 82)

From: Effects of Ramadan fasting on cardiovascular risk factors: a prospective observational study

Hematological factors Before Ramadan After Ramadan p-values
  x ¯ ± S D 3 x ¯ ± S D 3  
WBC (1000/μl) 6.6 ± 1.5 6.9 ± 1.5 0.011
RBC (mil/μl) 4.7 ± 0.3 4.9 ± 0.4 0.000
HGB 1(g/dL) 13.6 ± 1.2 13.7 ± 1.0 0.254
MCV (fl) 87.6 ± 5.0 83.7 ± 4.2 0.000
MCH (pg) 28.8 ± 2.1 27.9 ± 1.8 0.000
PLT 2 (1000/μl) 219.2 ± 54.1 242.7 ± 56.2 0.000
  1. 1 HGB, Hemoglobin.
  2. 2 PLT,Platelet count.
  3. 3SD = standard deviation.