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Table 4 Gender partitioned mean ± Sd of ferritin by running distance

From: Iron, folate and vitamin B12 status of Ethiopian professional runners

Distance category Ferritin (male, n = 57) Ferritin (female, n = 44)
Short distance (100–400 m) 171 ± 1.5a 52.0 ± 2.1a
Middle distance (800–1500 m) 72 ± 2.2b 39.0 ± 2.2a
Steeple chase (3 km) 111 ± 1.8ab 64.0 ± 1.6a
Long distance (5 & 10 km) 124 ± 1.8ab 67.6 ± 2.3a
Marathon (42.2 km) 65 ± 2.2b 41.4 ± 1.1a
  1. If any significance (p<0.05) observed in ferritin level by distance category either for male or female athletes, so it is superscripted in different letter