Number of patients

Mortality at 6 months

Mortality rate

Normal Hgb level

131

5

3.8%

Iron deficiency anemia

22

2

9.1%

Anemia of chronic disease

53

12

22.6%

Table 5: Relationship between mortality and hemoglobin level. Patients with anemia of chronic disease showed highest mortality rate while patients with normal hemoglobin level had lowest mortality rate.