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Table 1 Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and β thalassemia carriers among studied relatives in Mid Nile Delta Egyptian Governorates (2016-2020)

From: Prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and beta thalassemia carriers among relatives of beta thalassemia patients in Nile Delta region, Egypt: a multicenter study

Governorate Total examined Iron deficiency anemia
(Group 1)
β thalassemia carrier
(Group 2)
N N % N %
Al-Gharbia 182 82 45.05 56 30.77
Al-Menoufia 300 65 21.67 75 25.00
Al-Sharkia 265 13 4.91 136 51.32
Al-Dakahilia 668 100 14.97 248 37.13
Al-Beihera 219 22 10.05 70 31.96
Alexandria 326 69 21.17 108 33.13
Kafr-Elsheikh 158 13 8.23 66 41.78
Total 2118 364 17.19 759 35.84
χ2 154.32 50.36
P < 0.001** 0.001**
  1. **Highly significant (P < 0.01)