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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of stroke and non-stroke children with sickle cell anaemia

From: Prevalence of stroke in children admitted with sickle cell anaemia to Mulago Hospital

Variable Stroke, N = 147 (%) Non-stroke, N = 2029 (%)
Age (years)
 0–2 9(6.1) 483(23.8)
  > 2–5 59(40.1) 652(32.1)
  > 5–10 66 (44.9) 685(33.8)
  > 10–18 13(8.8) 209(10.3)
Gender
 Male 71 (48.2) 1084 (53.4)
 Female 76 (51.9) 945 (46.6)
Ethnicitya
 Gandab 97 (65.9) 1,346 (66.3)
 Others 50 (34.1) 683 (33.7)
Residence
 Urban 121(82) 1136 (56)
 Rural 26 (18) 893 (44)
  1. aLocal tribes of Uganda. b Ganda the most common tribe in the central region of Uganda
  2. where Mulago Hospital is located