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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of Thalassemia patients and their care takers:

From: Serum ferritin levels, socio-demographic factors and desferrioxamine therapy in multi-transfused thalassemia major patients at a government tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan

Variables Numbers Percentage
Gender Male 46 58.2
  Female 33 41.8
  In years   
Age Under 5 13 16.3
  5 to 9 18 23.2
  10-14 37 46.5
  15-above 11 14.0
  A 17 21.6
Blood groups B 21 26.4
  AB 2 2.6
  O 39 49.4
  Il-literate 31 39.4
Education of the care taker Primary 31 39.4
  Matric 12 15.2
  Graduate 5 6.1
Socioeconomics Less than 3000 26 33.3
(monthly house-hold income) 3000-5000 19 24.2
  5000-10,000 29 36.4
  10,000-20,000 5 6.1
Status of house Own 60 75.8
  On rent 19 24.2
Vaccination for Hep B Done 36 45.5
  Not done 33 42.4
  Don't remember 10 12.1