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Table 7 Association of Athletes’ hematological, micronutrient values and their performance

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

Hematological variables (Mean ± Sd) of high performer Vs low performer athletes
Male & female Hb (g/dL) RBC count × 1012/L Ferritin (μg/L) Vitamin B12 (pg/ml) Folate (ng/ml)
High performer 16.2 ± 1.2a 5.3 ± 0.14a 84.5 ± 63.3a 539 ± 153a 9.3 ± 3.8a
Low performer 15.5 ± 1.0a 5.0 ± 0.14b 88.6 ± 60.8a 487.6 ± 189.5a 7.4 ± 3.3a
  1. If there is significance (p<0.05) for specific parameter among low and high performer, so it is superscripted in different letters