A survey on the prevalence of anemia, iron deficiency, and hemoglobinopathies (Hb S and beta thalassemia) was carried out in an ethnically mixed and carefully registered population of 45,000 living in an area in the Southern Turkey.
A total of 1223 subjects (representing the population with respect to sex and age group) were surveyed.
The rate of anemia was found to be 16.9% overall with a highest prevalence of 18.3% in the children (0-2 ages) and 16.3% in the 14+age group.
The prevalence of iron deficiency using low transferrin saturation as criteria was found to be 17.2% overall, being 48.0% in the infant group, 19.6% in the children, and 14.7% in the 14+age group.
The rate of Hb S using the sickling test was found to be 3.9% in the entire population without separating for ethnic groups.
It was more prevalent (9.6%) in the Arabic speaking and not found at all in the Kurdish speaking people.
The rate of beta thalassemia with a high HbA2 was 3.4% overall and highest (7.1%) in the Kurdish speaking people.
Mots-clés Pascal : Thalassémie bêta, Hémoglobine S, Déficit, Fer, Elément minéral, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Turquie, Asie, Sud, Ethnie, Hémopathie, Anémie hémolytique, Hémoglobinopathie, Maladie héréditaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : bêta-Thalassemia, Hemoglobin S, Deficiency, Iron, Inorganic element, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Turkey, Asia, South, Ethnic group, Hemopathy, Hemolytic anemia, Hemoglobinopathy, Genetic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0366489
Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 01/03/1996.