Socio-demographic Profile of Patients Admitted in Thalassemia Center, Sana,a ,Yemen

  • Abdullah Gafer Al-Razi university
  • Nabil Ahmed Alrabeei Al-Razi university
  • Mohammed Sadeq Al-Awar 00967227420
  • Wadhah Hassan Edrees Al-Razi university
  • Ohood Ali H.Alyafrosi Al-Razi university


Background: Thalassemia is the most common hemoglobin disorder in the world including  Yemen . Population migration and intermarriage between different ethnic groups have had a major impact on disease epidemiology. To observe theprevalence and specturm of thalassemia as well as demographic and social factorsof thalassemia patients.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in the Thalassemia Center of Sana'a  from July, 2020 to December, 2020. Parents of 344 thalassemia patients aged2-18 years interviewed with a formulated questionnaire based on social and demographic characteristics. Data were analyzed  by SPSS-25.

Results: The study results showed that the Thalassemia patients were males with a percentage of (54.9(%  The age of the Thalassemia patients ranged (13-18) was with a percentage of (34.9%). Most of the Thalassemia patients (60.5%) lived in urban, (60.8%) of them had basic education and (22.4%) were from  Sana'a City. (59.6%) had Beta- Thalassemia, (55.5%) were diagnosed first 2 years of life, (38.7%) of the patients had family history of Thalassemia and (57.3%) had siblings with Thalassemia. Participants with a percentage (70.6%) were from families with consanguineous marriage.

(67.4%) of them did not get chelation therapy. However, among those who received the chelation, (39.3%) regularly received the chelation

Conclusion: A nation-wide screening program should be carried out to address the carrier status of population at risk. There may be further analysis regarding clinical diversity of thalassemia.

How to Cite
Gafer, A., Alrabeei, N., Al-Awar, M., Edrees, W., & H.Alyafrosi, O. (2022). Socio-demographic Profile of Patients Admitted in Thalassemia Center, Sana,a ,Yemen. Al-Razi University Journal for Medical Sciences, 7(1).

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