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Table 3 The APOE allele frequencies in the African populations

From: Frequency of APOE, MTHFR and ACE polymorphisms in the Zambian population

  n ε2 ε3 ε4 p
North Africa      
Mauritanians [35] 20 0.08 0.83 0.1 0
Moroccans [36] 100 0.07 0.85 0.09 0
Tunisians [37] 180 0.04 0.87 0.09 0
West Africa      
Ghanaians [32] 110 0.15 0.61 0.24 0.89
Gabonese [35] 25 0.12 0.68 0.2 0.48
Nigerians [38] 365 0.03 0.68 0.3 0.03
Bombareans (Mali) [35] 16 0.06 0.72 0.22 0.12
Guineans [35] 30 0.23 0.6 0.17 0.1
Beninese [19] 97 0.1 0.74 0.16 0.11
Togolese [35] 19 0.32 0.47 0.21 0.01
Djernas (Niger) [35] 16 0.06 0.81 0.13 0.01
Haoussas (Niger) [35] 37 0.03 0.78 0.19 0.01
Burkinabese [35] 20 0.38 0.5 0.13 0
Songhais (Mali) [35] 17 0.21 0.74 0.06 0
Senegalese [35] 33 0.03 0.94 0.03 <0.0001
East Africa      
Ethiopians [19] 164 0.03 0.81 0.14 0
Ugandans [33] 140 0.16 0.59 0.25 0.85
Tanzanians [34] 143 0.14 0.65 0.21 0.66
Rwandese [35] 21 0.1 0.67 0.24 0.62
Kenyans [34] 61 0.09 0.59 0.32 0.5
Southern Africa      
Zambians (current study) 116 0.14 0.6 0.27 current study
Tswanas [32] 100 0.15 0.57 0.29 0.86
South Africans [2] 505 0.190 0.52 0.29 0.43
Sudanese [35] 103 0.08 0.62 0.29 0.49
Khoisans [39] 247 0.08 0.55 0.37 0.2
Malagasy [35] 22 0.23 0.59 0.18 0.12
Central Africa      
Central Africa Republicans (Pygmies) [35] 70 0.06 0.54 0.41 0.05
Congolese (Congo DR) [35] 24 0.04 0.63 0.33 0.06
Other      
Sub-Saharans(SSA) [35] 470 0.12 0.71 0.18 0.27