Age and prevalence of sickle-cell trait in a large ambulatory population.

@article{Castro1987AgeAP,
  title={Age and prevalence of sickle-cell trait in a large ambulatory population.},
  author={Oswald O Castro and Sohail R. Rana and Ki Moon Bang and Roland B. Scott},
  journal={Genetic epidemiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={307-11}
}
We performed hemoglobin electrophoresis in 30,400 apparently healthy black individuals in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, who were participating in a community based sickle-cell screening program during the period 1978-1985. The overall prevalence of sickle-cell trait was 6.7%. The frequency of sickle-cell trait in various age groups, which included young children, adults, and individuals over 65 years of age, ranged from 6.4 to 7.4%. There were no statistically significant differences… CONTINUE READING

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