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Table 1 Hemoglobin thresholds used to diagnose anemia and anemia prevalence at PICU discharge

From: Anemia at pediatric intensive care unit discharge: prevalence and risk markers

Age Hb threshold to diagnose anemia (g/L) Proportion of patients anemic at PICU discharge in our studya
< 1 month < 130 39/55 (70.9)
1–5 months < 95 32/105 (30.5)
6–59 months < 110 125/231 (54.1)
5–11 years < 115 70/119 (58.8)
12–14 years < 120 55/81 (67.9)
≥ 15 years   
 Female < 120 39/46 (84.8)
 Male < 130 30/42 (71.4)
Total   390/679 (57.4)
  1. a Number of anemic children/total number of children in the age category (%)
  2. Hb hemoglobin, PICU pediatric intensive care unit