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Table 1 Comparison of frequency (%) distribution of G6PD group with study variables

From: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and hemoglobinopathy in South Western Region Nepal: a boon or burden

 G6PD (IU/g Hb) groupTotalp-value
Normal
6.4–18.7
Deficiency
< 6.4
Increased
> 18.7
Age group (years)
 12–1417 (85%)3 (15%)0 (0%)200.745
 15–2926 (86.7%)2 (6.7%)2 (6.7%)30
 30–4418 (90%)1 (5%)1 (5%)20
 45–6014 (82.4%)3 (17.6%)0 (0%)17
 ≥ 6011 (84.6%)2 (15.4%)0 (0%)13
GenderNormalDeficiencyIncreased  
 Male39 (45.3%)9 (81.8%)1 (33.5%)490.053
 Female47 (54.7%)2 (18.2%)2 (66.7%)51
Region (Province no. 5)NormalDeficiencyIncreased  
 Nawalparasi18 (20.9%)2 (18.2%)0 (0%)200.406
 Rupandehi17 (19.8%)1 (9.1%)0 (0%)18
 Kapilvastu19 (22.1%)1 (9.1%)0 (0%)20
 Dang16 (18.6%)4 (36.4%)1 (33.3%)21
 Bheri16 (18.6%)3 (27.3%)2 (66.7%)21
DiagnosisNormalDeficiencyIncreased  
 Normal35 (97.2%)1 (2.8%)0 (0%)360.063
 SCT29 (76.3%)7 (18.4%)2 (5.3%)38
 SCA3 (60%)2 (40%)0 (0%)5
 β-TT19 (90.5%)1 (4.8%)1 (4.8%)21
Anemia (WHO criteria)NormalDeficiencyIncreased  
 Normal [> 13 (M), > 12 (F) g/dl]7 (100%)0 (0%)0 (0%)70.574
 Mild [11–12.9 (M) 11–11.9 (F) g/dl]22 (84.6%)4 (15.4%)0 (0%)26
 Moderate [8–10.9 (M/F) g/dl]42 (82.4%)6 (11.8%)3 (5.9%)51
 Severe [< 8 (M/F) g/dl)15 (93.8%)1 (6.3%)0 (0%)16