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Table 4 Frequency of the Common Alpha Thalassemia Alleles in the Study

From: Alpha thalassemia genotypes in Kuwait

  All population   Kuwaiti  
Allele N = 698 Frequency N = 634 Frequency
AATAAA➔AATAAG (PA-1) 412 0.590 386 0.608
-α-3.7 single gene deletion 107 0.153 91 0.143
--MED double gene deletion 12 0.017 12 0.019
α2 cd19 (−G) 10 0.0143 9 0.0141
α2 IVS-1 (−5 nt) 8 0.011 5 0.008
α2 cd59 (G➔A) 4 0.006 4 0.006
-α-4.2 single gene deletion 2 0.003 2 0.003
AATAAA➔AATGAA (PA-2) 2 0.003 2 0.003
α2 cd 142 (T➔C) Hb Constant Spring 2 0.003 2 0.003