Relationship between the reference value of young people's haematocrit andgeographical factors in China

Citation
M. Ge et al., Relationship between the reference value of young people's haematocrit andgeographical factors in China, CURRENT SCI, 80(1), 2001, pp. 67-70
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary,Multidisciplinary
Journal title
CURRENT SCIENCE
ISSN journal
0011-3891 → ACNP
Volume
80
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
67 - 70
Database
ISI
SICI code
0011-3891(20010110)80:1<67:RBTRVO>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
This paper provides a scientific basis for a unified standard of the refere nce value of healthy young people's haematocrit in China. It studies the re lationship between the reference values of healthy young people's haematocr it, tested according to the Wintrobe Laws and five geographical factors. It is found that the altitude is the most important factor affecting this ref erence value. As the altitude gradually increases, the reference value also increases, the relationship is quite significant. By using the method of s tepwise regression analysis, two multivariate regression equations are dedu ced. If the geographical index values in a particular area in China are kno wn, the reference value of haematocrit in this area can be established by m eans of the regression equations. Furthermore, China can be divided into si x districts: Qingzang, South-west, North-west, South-east, North and North- east.