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Table 2 Characteristics of epistaxis in children with and without SCA

From: The frequency and severity of epistaxis in children with sickle cell anaemia in eastern Uganda: a case-control study

  Children with SCA
No. (%)
Children without SCA
No. (%)
ORa 95% CI p-value
Epistaxis (≥ 1 episode) 24 (32.9) 18 (23.4) 1.6 0.8–3.4 0.2
Recurrent epistaxis (≥ 5 episodes) 12 (16.4) 2 (2.6) 7.4 1.6–34.5 0.01
Severe epistaxis 7 (9.6) 1 (1.3) 8.3 1.0–69.8 0.05
 Duration > 30 min 4 (5.5) 1 (1.3)    
 Heavy bleeding 4 (5.5) 0    
 Blood transfusion as a consequence of epistaxis 3 (4.1) 0    
  1. SCA sickle cell anaemia. aControlled for age group and gender