Table 2.

HFE genotype and biochemical variables related to iron metabolism in 460 young women.

Wild-type Cys/CysHeterozygous Cys/TyrP
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Serum iron, μg/L10.15 (±4.43)11.91 (±4.54)0.013
Transferrin saturation, %23.64 (±11.84)28.89 (±12.43)0.006
Ferritin, μg/L42.56 (±30.96)50.73 (±41.78)0.35
Hemoglobin, g/L13.44 (±0.99)13.93 (±0.93)0.002
Erythrocyte distribution width (fL)41.38 (±2.91)40.99 (±1.90)0.38
Iron deficiency28 (6.7%)2 (4.5%)0.58
Iron deficiency anemia9 (2.2%)0 (0.0%)0.97