Patients with jaundice Patients without jaundice p
Number 17 13  
Age (range) 2-45 3-45 NS
Sex ratio (M/F) 12/5 7/6 NS
Hb (g/dl) 12.3 ± 0.9 12.9 ± 1.3 NS
RBC (1012/L) 4.89 ± 1.02 4.29 ± 0.9 NS
MCV (fl) 74.2 ± 1.3 79.7 ± 0.9 NS
MCH (pg) 35.7 ± 1.02 34.9 ± 2.1 NS
RDW (%) 5.29 ± 1.02 4.83 ± 0.5 NS
HbA 97 97 NS
HbA2 3 ± 0.1 3 ± 0.2 NS
G6PD values (U/gHb) 6.86 ± 1.01 6.54 ± 0.9 NS
Total bilirubin level (µmol/l) 90 ± 45 20 ± 2 0.01
Unconjugated bilirubin level (µmol/l) 70 ± 10 ± 2.2 0.006
Conjugated bilirubin level (µmol/l) 20 ± 10 ± 1.8 0.04
Cholelithiasis 2 0 0.05
Kernicterus 3 0 0.045
Usual value of total bilirubin level is <17µmol/l. The hematologic values are indicated as mean ± standard deviation. Hb: hemoglobin, RBC: red blood cell, MCV: mean corpuscular volume, MCH: mean corpuscular hemoglobin and RDW: red blood distribution, G6PD: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. P: index of significance, NS: Non-Significant for each p value >0.05.
Table 1: Repartition of hematological and demographic and clinical data according to the presence or the absence of jaundice