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Table 2 Descriptions of the [Hb], RBC, HCT, MCV, MCH and MCHC for each group

From: Relationship between excessive erythrocytosis and acute mountain sickness: a field study

Group [Hb](g/L) RBC(1012) HCT(L/L) MCV(fl) MCH(pg) MCHC(g/L)
Sea-level (n = 196) 141.30 ± 10.68 4.66 ± 0.59 42.71 ± 3.22 91.35 ± 7.81 30.37 ± 3.05 331.05 ± 13.78
24-h group (n = 261) 145.91 ± 12.94a 4.58 ± 0.39 41.32 ± 3.29a 90.44 ± 6.44 31.88 ± 2.30 352.39 ± 8.13a
7-d group (n = 99) 170.92 ± 11.78ac 5.15 ± 0.40ac 46.68 ± 3.11ac 91.01 ± 4.71 33.26 ± 2.12 365.77 ± 9.66ac
Acclimated group (n = 42) 168.02 ± 1.69 ac 5.06 ± 0.37ac 47.05 ± 3.25ac 93.12 ± 3.00b 33.19 ± 1.20ac 356.71 ± 6.01be
Re-exposure group (n = 94) 185.30 ± 11.53acef 5.72 ± 0.61acef 53.55 ± 5.84acef 93.74 ± 3.98ace 32.54 ± 2.40bd 347.63 ± 22.60acef
F value 312.573 112.052 213.735 5.803 30.192 144.797
P value# <0.001
  1. #P values among the five groups. a. P < 0.01 compared with the sea level group; b. P < 0.05, c. P < 0.01 compared with the 24-h group; d. P < 0.05, e. P < 0.01 compared with the 7-d group; f. P < 0.01 compared with the acclimated group.