Table 3

Documented prescription of oral iron, monitoring, and resolution of the anaemia

No (%) control armNo (%) intervention armOdds ratioTest statistic
(n=204)(n=227)(95% CI)(p value)
FBC, full blood count.
Oral iron prescribed162 (79)203 (89)2.19 (1.27 to 3.77)0.005
Adequate dose of iron145 (71)188 (83)1.96 (1.24 to 3.10)0.004
Adequate course of iron74 (36)90 (40)1.26 (0.77 to 2.07)0.36
FBC repeated within 6 weeks72 (35)72 (32)0.85 (0.57 to 1.27)0.43
Normal haemoglobin within 1 year117 (57)138 (61)1.16 (0.74 to 1.80)0.52
No follow up counts at all15 (7)18 (8)