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Table 2 Clinical features classified by type of thalassemia

From: Cardiorenal syndrome in thalassemia patients

  TDT (n = 75) NTDT (n = 15) p-value
Thalassemia type (%)
 β0E thalassemia 48 (53.3) 9 (10.0)  
 β00 thalassemia 25 (27.8) 1 (1.1) < 0.001
 Hemoglobin H disease 2 (2.2) 5 (5.6)  
Sex (%)
 Male 26 (28.9) 5 (5.6) 0.921
 Female 49 (54.4) 10 (11.1)  
Splenectomy (%)
 Yes 50 (55.6) 4 (4.4) 0.004
 No 25 (27.8) 11 (12.2)  
Hemochromatosis (%)
 Yes 39 (43.8) 3 (3.4) 0.021
 No 35 (39.3) 12 (13.5)  
Cardiorenal syndrome (%)    0.171
 Yes 23 (25.6) 2 (2.2)  
 No 52 (57.8) 13 (14.4)  
Mean ferritin (ng/ml) (±SD) 1785 (±1302) 1771 (±1417) 0.701
Pre-transfusion Hemoglobin (g/dL) mean(±SD) 7.15 (±0.96) 7.76 (±1.34) 0.039
  1. TDT transfusion dependent thalassemia, NTDT non-transfusion dependent thalassemia