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Table 1 Pattern of thalassemia and transfusion practice in Bangladesh

From: Thalassemias in South Asia: clinical lessons learnt from Bangladesh

Diseases types n (%) Median age (year) at diagnosis Transfusion status #/n (%)
TDT NTDT Not required
Hb-E-beta thalassemia 910 (77.25) 3.5 522/840 (62.14) 238/840 (28.33) 80/840 (9.52)
Beta thalassemia major 173 (14.69) 0.58 172/173 (99.42) 1/173 (0.58) 0/173 (0)
Beta thalassemia trait 64 (5.43) 27.5 8/26 (30.77) 14/26 (53.85) 4/26 (15.38)
Hb E disease 12 (1.02) 9 3/11 (27.27) 3/11 (27.27) 5/11 (45.45)
Hb-E trait 14 (1.19) 26 2/8 (25) 3/8 (37.50) 3/8 (37.50)
Others (H, Punjab D etc.) 5 (0.42) 4 5/5 (100) 0/5 (0) 0/5 (0)
Total 1178   712/1063 (66.98) 259/1063 (24.36) 72/1063 (8.66)
  1. NTDT, non-transfusion dependent thalassemia; TDT, transfusion dependent thalassemia