Table 2

Paired comparisons of haemoglobin concentrations by HemoCue Hb301 (capillary and venous) and by Mindray BC-3000Plus in young Laotian children (n=129)

ComparisonsHb (mean±SD), g/LP*Bias (limits of agreement)Anaemia prevalence n (%)P†
Capillary HemoCue111.0±10.754 (41.9)
versus0.03−2.5
(–4.8 to –0.2)
0.21
Venous HemoCue113.6±14.047 (36.4)
Capillary HemoCue111.0±10.754 (41.9)
versus<0.00018.7
(6.0 to 11.4)
<0.0001
Venous automated analyser102.3±17.485 (65.9)
Venous HemoCue113.6±14.047 (36.4)
versus<0.000111.2
(8.2 to 14.2)
<0.0001
Venous automated analyser102.3±17.485 (65.9)
  • *P value for difference of mean Hb concentration.

  • †P value for anaemia prevalence.

  • Hb, haemoglobin.