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Title: Prevalence of thalassaemia in schoolchildren in north-eastern Badia, Jordan
Authors: Babiker, M.M.
Bashir, N.
Sarsour, N.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of the different types of thalassaemia and that of iron deficiency anaemia was investigated in 1020 schoolchildren [age range: 6-15 years] from the north-eastern Badia region of Jordan. beta-thalassaemia minor was the most prevalent [3.04%], followed by alpha 2-thalassaemia [2.06%]. Only three cases of alpha 1-thalassaemia and one case of beta-thalassaemia major were found. Iron deficiency anaemia was diagnosed in 54 children [5.3%] [33 males, 21 females]. The mean values of the blood characteristics of the normal, haemoglobinopathic and iron-deficient children were examined and compared
Description: 1165-1170
Keywords: Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Genetic Screening
Sex Distribution
Subject: Thalassemia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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