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Table 3 Comparison of mean values of Hb A2, MCV and MCH in α- and β-thalassemia carriers investigated in this study

From: Problem of borderline hemoglobin A2 levels in an Iranian population with a high prevalence of α- and β-thalassemia carriers

Genotype n Hb A2 MCV MCH
Min; max Mean p value Min; max Mean p value Min; max Mean p value
α-Thalassemia genotypes 127 3.1; 3.9 3.23 ± 0.18  < 0.0001 59.9; 102.5 75.87 ± 5.69  < 0.0001 18.3; 32.5 24.22 ± 2.31  < 0.0001
β-Thalassemia genotypes 150 3.1; 3.9 3.71 ± 0.20   51.0; 88.0 66.66 ± 5.82   13.0; 27.7 20.54 ± 2.42