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Table 2 Demographic and co-morbidity profile of patients with gallstones with or without thalassaemia

From: Place for elective cholecystectomy for patients with severe thalassaemia: a retrospective case control study

Demographic/medical factor Number (%) of thalassaemia patients with gallstones having associated factor (n = 98) Number (%) of non-thalassaemia patients with gallstones having associated factor (n = 62) Odds ratio 95% CI p value
Female sex 45 (46%) 47 (76%) 0.27 0.13–0.54  < 0.001
Diabetes mellitus 10 (10%) 14 (22%) 0.38 0.16–0.94  < 0.05
Dyslipidaemia 0 (0%) 9 (14%) 0.03 0.001–0.50  < 0.05
Cirrhosis 8 (8%) 0 (0%) 11.7 0.66–207.1 0.09
Hypothyroidism 14 (14%) 0 (0%) 21.4 1.25–366.4  < 0.05
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