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Table 2 Profile of children with thalassaemia who required regular blood transfusion

From: The parental perspective of thalassaemia in Bangladesh: lack of knowledge, regret, and barriers

Sex n %
Boy 184 50.4
Girl 181 49.6
Median age at diagnosis (years) 1.35 (N = 354)  
Type of thalassaemia (N = 361)
Beta thalassaemia 105 29.1
E-beta thalassaemia 253 70.1
Others (thalassaemia traits) 3 0.8
The frequency of blood transfusion per month
1 172 47.1
2 154 42.2
3 30 8.2
 > 3 9 2.5