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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of the studied TDT children

From: The effect of zinc deficiency and iron overload on endocrine and exocrine pancreatic function in children with transfusion-dependent thalassemia: a cross-sectional study

Variable N = 80
Age of start transfusion (years): Mean ± SD 2.2 ± 2.7
Duration of transfusion (years): Mean ± SD 9.3 ± 5.02
BMI: Mean ± SD 16.6 ± 3.02
Iron chelation therapy:
Deferoxamine: n (%) 23 (28.75%)
Deferasirox: n (%) 23 (28.75%)
Deferiprone: n (%) 9 (11.25%)
Combined: n (%) 25 (31.25%)
Splenectomy: n (%) 18 (45%)
Hepatomegaly:: n (%) 49 (61.25%)