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Table 2 Effect of Gender and House Hold Income on Desferrioxamine Use

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

Variable   Total Number Percentage
Gender    
  Male 46  
  On DFE 24 52.2
  Without DFE 22 47.8
  Females 33  
  On DFE 22 66.6
  Without DFE 11 33.3
House hold income (Rs.) Less than 3000 20 25.3
  On DFE 8 40.0
  Without DFE 12 60.0
  3000-5000 35 44.3
  On DFE 23 65.7
  Without DFE 12 34.3
  5000-10000 22 27.8
  On DFE 14 63.6
  Without DFE 8 36.4
  10000-20000 2 2.5
  On DFE 1 50.0
  Without DFE 1 50.0
  1. DFE = Desferrioxamine