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Table 2 Haematological parameters (FBC and indices) between presence and absence of OV

From: Percentage of small platelets on peripheral blood smear and Child-Turcott-Pugh class can predict the presence of oesophageal varices in newly diagnosed patients with cirrhosis: development of a prediction model for resource limited settings

Haematological parameter*Mean (SD) in patients without OV N = 17 (31.5%)Mean (SD) in patients with OV N = 37 (68.5%)P value**
WBC count (per mm3)8500 (2264)8750 (3849)0.769
% neutrophils58.3 (13.2)60.9 (20.7)0.569
% lymphocytes34.1 (14.9)29.2 (18.1)0.309
% eosinophils3.9 (3.6)5.4 (4.9)0.219
% monocytes3.8 (3.6)3.7 (3.1)0.973
% basophils0.0 (0.0)0.3 (0.9)0.077
RCC (1012/L)3.9 (0.8)3.4 (0.6)0.019
Hb (g/dL)11.5 (2.3)10.5 (1.8)0.117
Hct (%)36.0 (7.0)32.6 (5.8)0.093
MCV (fl)91.6 (8.2)97.1 (10.1)0.040
MCH (pg)29.3 (3.7)31.1 (3.8)0.119
MCHC (%)31.9 (1.7)32.1 (1.9)0.712
RDW (%)15.4 (2.4)17.7 (3.1)0.005
Platelet count (109/L) (automated)188 (92.4)115 (71.1)0.008
Platelet count (109/L) (visual)195 (88.1)129 (69.4)0.011
MPV (fL)7.9 (1.2)8.9 (1.5)0.019
  1. *Note: all are automated count unless specified
  2. **Student’s t test (2 tail)
  3. Bold - Statistically significant variables