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Table 2 Characteristics of 18 patients receiving RI-HSCT

From: Cost utility analysis of reduced intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adolescence and young adult with severe thalassemia compared to hypertransfusion and iron chelation program

         Variable N (%)
Demographic characteristic
Age, years
  Mean + SD 13.7 + 2.7
  Range 9 – 18
Female sex 11 (61.1)
Health Insurance
  CSMBS 7 (38.9)
  UC 6 (33.3)
  Out-of-pocket 4 (22.2)
  Others 1 (5.6)
Education
  Lower than primary school 3 (16.7)
  Primary school 1 (5.6)
  Secondary school 7 (38.9)
  College 2 (11.1)
  Undergraduate school 5 (27.7)
Transplant characteristic
Thalassemia type
  homozygous beta-thalassemia 5 (27.8)
  homozygous beta-thalassemia/ Hemoglobin E 13 (72.2)
Stem cell source
  PBSC 18 (100)
Number of Donor
  Mean + SD 1.3 + 0.6
  Range 1 – 3
  1. CSMBS: Civil servant medical benefit scheme; UC: Universal coverage; PBSC: Peripheral blood stem cell.