The incidence and causes of death in a follow-up study of individuals with haemoglobin AS and AA.


A cohort of 574 black Adults (mean age 47 years with a range of 28-73 years) with sickle cell trait (haemoglobin AS) which had been age and sex matched with 1148 controls (haemoglobin AA) was monitored for 7 years. We found no evidence of excess mortality or differential causes of mortality between cases and controls. There were no case deaths related to… (More)


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