Table 1

Summary of the observed prevalence of AS and SS and expected prevalence of SS in eastern and western Uganda, 2007.

Study area

Observed prevalence of AS (%)

Observed prevalence of SS (%)

Expected prevalence of SS*


Mbale/Sironko (Eastern Uganda)

n = 286

17.5

1.75

4.20

[95% CI 13.5-22.3]

[95% CI 0.63-4.15]

Mbarara/Ntungamo (Western Uganda)

N = 370

3.0

0.0

1.70

[95% CI 1.61-5.31]

[95% CI 0.0-1.24]

Buundibugyo (Western Uganda)

N = 201

13.4

3

3.70

[95% CI 9.35-18.94]

[95% CI 0.31-4.50]


* Expected prevalence of SS = square root of AS prevalence according to Mordell and Darlison [16].

Okwi et al. BMC Blood Disorders 2010 10:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2326-10-5

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