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Table 2 Characteristics of 30 patients with genetic metabolic disorders

From: Australian families living with rare disease: experiences of diagnosis, health services use and needs for psychosocial support

Patient characteristics N(%)
Gender  
Male 14(47)
Female 16(53)
Age groups  
0-5 years 8(27)
6-10 years 11(37)
11-15 years 7(23)
>15 years 4(13)
Diagnosis  
Lysosomal Storage Disease 18(60)
Mitochondrial disease 12(40)
Ethnicity  
Caucasian 17(57)
Asian 5(17)
Middle Eastern 5(17)
Other 2( 7)
Country of Birth  
Australia 28(93)
Malaysia 2( 7)
Has at least one sibling 25(83)
Other family members affected by the same rare disease 12(40)