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.