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Table 4 Predictors of G6PD deficiency among children in Hodeidah according to the cut-off activities used to determine the enzyme deficiency

From: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among Yemeni children residing in malaria-endemic areas of Hodeidah governorate and evaluation of a rapid diagnostic test for its detection

Variableb G6PD cut-off activity of ≤30 % (≤1.5 U/gHb)a
N n (%) OR (95 % CI) p value
Gender
 Male 219 28 (12.8) 2.5 (1.18–5.31) 0.014
 Female 181 10 (5.5) Reference  
District of residence
 Ad Durayhimi 141 21 (14.9) 2.5 (1.27–4.89) 0.007
 Al Marawi’ah 259 17 (6.6) Reference  
Consanguinity between parents
 Yes 157 22 (14.0) 2.3 (1.17–4.56) 0.013
 No 243 16 (6.6) Reference  
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, U/gHb units per gram haemoglobin
  2. aCalculated from the median value of 5.0 that is equivalent to 100 % activity
  3. bAll variables were confirmed as independent risk factors using stepwise forward logistic regression