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Title: A community-based study of common hereditary blood disorders in Oman
Authors: Al Riyami, A.A.
Suleiman, A.J.
Afifi, M.
Al Lamki, Z.M.
Daar, S.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed the prevalence of three common hereditary blood disorders [sickle-cell and beta-thalassaemia traits and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency] among the Omani population. We interviewed a representative sample of 6103 Omani households and blood samples from 6342 children aged 0-5 years were collected. About 27% of Omani males had inherited glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency [compared with 11% of females] while countrywide prevalence rates for the sickle-cell and beta-thalassaemia traits were estimated to be 5.8% and 2.2% respectively and showed no significant gender differences. There was a significant association between all three disorders and region of the country
Description: 1004-1011
Keywords: Anemia, Sickle Cell
Child, Preschool
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Health Surveys
Mass Screening
Residence Characteristics
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Subject: beta-Thalassemia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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