Table 2

Prevalence of iron overload: categories of non-haem hepatic iron concentration and the hepatic iron index classified according to sex and mode of death

Traumatic/suicidal deaths (n=135)Hospital deaths
(n=59)
Men (n=107) Women (n=28) Men (n=46) Women (n=13)
Hepatic iron concentration
 <30 μmol/g82  (77)23  (82)34  (74)12  (92)
 30–180 μmol/g22 (21)2 (7)12 (26)1 (8)
 180–360 μmol/g4 (3)3 (11)0 0
Hepatic iron index
 <1.085 (79)24 (86)38 (83)12 (92)
 1.0–1.912 (11)1 (4)7 (15)1 (8)
 >1.910 (9)3 (11)1 (2)0