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Table 4 Prevalence rates of G6PD deficiency in Iraq and some of the surrounding countries in Eastern Mediterranean Region

From: Prevalence and molecular characterization of Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase deficient variants among the Kurdish population of Northern Iraq

Country Prevalence (%) Ref
Iraq: Central (Baghdad) 6.1-12.3 [79]
Iraq: Southern (Basra) 15.3 [10]
Iraq: Northern (Kurds) 10.9 Current
Iran: Western (Kurds) 5.3 [15]
Jordan 3.6 [4]
Kuwait 5.5 [4]
Saudi Arabia 1-39.8 [25, 45, 46]
Syria 3.0 [4]
Turkey 0.5-20 [26]
Bahrain 18 [47]
Egypt 5.9 [48]
Lebanon 2.1 [4]
Oman 2-29 [49]
United Arab Emirates 11 [50]