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Table 1 Demographic distribution of SCD patients by age group, gender, sickling, and blood transfusion status at GICG, KBTH

From: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among patients with sickle cell disease at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital

Characteristics Number of cases Percentage
Overall total 141 100
Gender   
Males 51 36
Females 90 64
Age group (years)   
≤ 19 41 29
20–29 48 34
30–39 22 15
40–49 13 9
≥ 50 17 12
Median age 25 (12–79)  
SCD type   
SS 88 62
SC 47 33
SD 4 3
SF 2 1
Blood transfusion   
Yes 72 51
No 69 49
  1. SS: Haemoglobin SS, SC: Haemoglobin SC, SD: Haemoglobin D-Punjab, SF: Fetal haemoglobin