Table 3

Desferrioxamine administration and proportions missing at least one dose in the preceding month

33. Characteristics

Overall (N = 1573)

Desferrioxamine use last month


Missed at least one dose (N = 665)

No doses missed (N = 761)


Mean age first used years (SD)

6.3 (5.3)

6.6 (5.3)

6.0 (5.5)

>= 5 days per week, N (%)

941 (62.3)

397 (61.9)

470 (64.0)

Administered by pump, N (%)

1189 (81.6)

472 (76.9)

622 (85.8)

Mean daily dose (SD), g

1.7 (0.9)

1.7 (0.9)

1.7 (0.9)


Ward et al. BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2002 2:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6904-2-3

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