Table 3

Correlation between some of the cinical characteristics and HbF levels
Variable HbF Levels p-value Adjusted for age
Pearson Coefficient Pearson Coefficient p-value
Age −0.299 0.000 - -
Age at diagnosis of SCA 0.047 0.245 0.151 0.013
Age at onset of dactylitis −0.038 0.291 0.109 0.086
Number of hospitalisations since diagnosis −0.173 0.006 −0.135 0.024
Number of transfusions since diagnosis −0.181 0.004 −0.144 0.018
Number of intra-muscular injections received in past year −0.140 0.020 −0.099 0.075
Number of hospitalizations in the past year −0.068 0.161 −0.104 0.064
Number of blood transfusions in the past year −0.038 0.291 −0.071 0.149
WBC Count 0.074 0.138 −0.023 0.367
Hb levels −0.003 0.480 0.024 0.364
PLT levels −0.105 0.061 −0.105 0.062

Mpalampa et al.

Mpalampa et al. BMC Blood Disorders 2012 12:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2326-12-11

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