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Table 4 Haematological parameters, together with age and sex, as predictors of colorectal/gastrointestinal cancer in patients with IWL – logistic regression

From: Ferritin above 100 mcg/L could rule out colon cancer, but not gastric or rectal cancer in patients with involuntary weight loss

  Variable Odds ratio 95% CI Pvalue
Colorectal sex (male) 1.18 0.26, 5.36 0.824
cancer age (years) 1.08 0.99, 1.17 0.053
(14 patients) hemoglobin (g/dl) 0.84 0.53, 1.34 0.473
  MCV (femtoliters) 0.87 0.76, 0.99 0.049
  serum iron (mcg/dl) 0.99 0.96, 1.02 0.601
  RDW (%) 0.70 0.43, 1.13 0.148
  ferritin < 100 mcg/L 11.57 1.34, 99.21 0.026
Gastrointestinal sex (male) 1.54 0.51, 4.68 0.443
cancer age (years) 1.05 0.99, 1.10 0.060
(22 patients) hemoglobin (g/dl) 0.86 0.64, 1.51 0.310
  MCV (femtoliters) 0.97 0.89, 0.05 0.441
  serum iron (mcg/dl) 0.99 0.97, 1.01 0.392
  RDW (%) 0.98 0.74, 1.31 0.906
  ferritin < 100 mcg/L 6.96 1.84, 26.27 0.004