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Table 3 Anthropometric variables, biochemical data, and poverty index by the age group in females. Values are presented as the mean ± SE or median (1st quartile–3rd quartile). Data were analyzed by ANOVA or the Kruskal-Wallis test to compare variables among the three age groups. The D score was considered poor at ≥ 33.3%

From: Unique hemoglobin dynamics in female Tibetan highlanders

n = 103 Age group p value
18 to 40 41 to 60 61 or order
n = 20 (19.4%) n = 72 (69.9%) n = 11 (10.7%)
BMI 22.6 ± 0.56 24.18 ± 0.54 22.64 ± 0.68 0.0862
SpO2 93.00 (91.00–93.50) 91.00 (89.00–93.00) 88.00 (86.00–91.00) 0.1946
SBP 111.0 (105.8–117.0) 116.5.0 (107.5–133.0) 114.5 (107.8–131.5) 0.4754
DBP 74.21 ± 1.62 76.65 ± 2.11 72.87 ± 2.41 0.4342
PP 39.00 (34.00–43.25) 42.50 (36.50–48.00) 47.00 (38.75–53.00) 0.7192
VDa 0.93 ± 0.05 0.93 ± 0.04 0.96 ± 0.07 0.8640
Hb 12.61 ± 0.29 13.59 ± 0.25 14.05 ± 0.40 0.0034
HbA1cb 5.70 (5.58–5.80) 5.90 (5.80–6.10) 6.20 (6.00–6.30) 0.7647
D scorec 0.26 ± 0.02 0.24 ± 0.02 0.27 ± 0.02 0.5547
  1. a1 participant could not be measured due to severe deformation of the finger joint or machine troubles
  2. b7 participants could not be measured due to blood viscosity or machine troubles
  3. c2 participants did not answer the question with questionnare