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Table 2 Comparison of paraclinical characteristics of thalassemic patients and healthy blood donors.

From: High frequency of SEN virus infection in thalassemic patients and healthy blood donors in Iran

Paraclinical characteristics Healthy blood donors
(N = 120)
Thalassemic patients
(N = 100)
P value
Age (years) 35.2 ± 9.4 22.4 ± 6.1 <0.0001
Gender (% male) 110 (91.6) 49 (49) <0.0001
AST† (IU/L) 14.9 ± 15.3 27.6 ± 18.6 <0.001
ALT† (IU/L) 9.4 ± 10.1 25.7 ± 19.1 <0.001
  1. † Normal range, 0-46 IU/L; AST, Aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, Alanine aminotransferase.