Table 2:

Red cell indices by study groups.
Study group Hb (g/dl) MCH (pg) MCHC (g/dl) MCV (fL)
Controls Mean 11.17 26.8 28.83 93.51
Min 8 23 21 70
Max 14 30 34 114
95% CI 10.7-11.6 26.2-27.4 27.8-29.9 90.5-96.6
HIV monoinfected Mean 6.17 28.67 32.83 87.33
Min 2 27 29 77
Max 12 30 38 96
95% CI 1.8-10.5 27.2-30.1 29.2-36.4 79.7-95.0
Malaria + HIV coinfected Mean 7.67 30.5 35.83 84.5
Min 4 19 26 73
Max 11 61 67 91
95% CI 4.8-10.5 14.5-46.5 19.6-52.1 77.9-91.1
Malaria monoinfected Mean 10.15 26.3 29.23 90.54
Min 9 22 22 79
Max 12 31 33 110
95% CI 9.5-10.8 24.8-27.9 27.6-30.9 85.0-96.1
p-value < 0.0001 0.289 0.022 0.071

CI: Confidence Interval; HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Hb: Hemoglobin Concentration;
MCH: Mean Cell Hemoglobin; MCHC: Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration; MCV: Mean Cell Volume.