Table 4

Summary of published multivariate analyses of variables predictive of underlying gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy in subjects with iron deficiency anaemia

StudynPercentage with GI malignancyPredictive variable
Capurso et al7 (2004)9818.4YesYesNoYesNo
Ho et al8 (2005)14812.2NoYesNoYes
James et al9 (2005)69511.2YesYesYesNoNo
IDIOM study (2013)7209.4YesYesYesNoNo
  • Hb, haemoglobin; IDIOM, Iron Deficiency as an Indicator Of Malignancy; MCV, mean cell volume; blank cell—not assessed; Iron, iron studies.