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dc.contributorAl Allawi, N.A.EN
dc.contributorAl Dousky, A.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:09:37Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:09:37Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0381_0385.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117880
dc.description381-385EN
dc.description.abstractBeta-thalassaemia major and sickle-cell disease are important health problems in Iraq. To provide information for a prevention programme, the frequency of haemoglobin disorders was mapped in Dohuk governorate. A total of 591 couples [‎1182 individuals]‎ attending health centres for premarital health screening were tested; 44 [‎3.7%]‎ were found to be carriers of beta-thalassaemia, 14 [‎1.2%]‎ of the sickle-cell gene and 1 [‎0.1%]‎ of delta beta-thalassaemia. A total of 3 couples [‎i.e. 5/1000]‎ were at risk of having a child with beta-thalassaemia major, and the estimated number of affected children with a major haemoglobinopathy was 39 per year. The findings stress the importance of a regional prevention programme for haemoglobinopathies based on premarital screening, counselling and prenatal diagnosisEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectbeta-ThalassemiaEN
dc.subjectPremarital ExaminationsEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subject.meshHemoglobinopathiesEN
dc.titleFrequency of haemoglobinopathies at premarital health screening in Dohuk, Iraq: implications for a regional prevention programmeEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎4)‎, 381-385, 2010


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