Frequency Distribution of Hemoglobin Variants among Teenagers
Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research,
Aim: The intent of this study is to report the distribution of hemoglobin variants among teenagers in South -West Nigeria.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place/Duration: Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria between September 2013 and March 2015.
Methods: Hemoglobin (Hb) variants were determined in two thousand, four hundred and six teenagers using the alkaline electrophoresis method.
Results: The distribution of Hemoglobin electrophoresis is as follows; HbAA 1821 (75.7%), HbAS 498 (20.7%), HbAC 47 (2.0%), HbCC 01 (0.0%), HbSC 12 (0.5%), HbSS 27 (1.1%).
Conclusion: The incidence of hemoglobinopathies is reduced among the teenagers in South- West Nigeria.
- sickle cell trait
- sickle cell disease
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