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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of enrolled subjects with confirmed ASB and sterile urine (N = 248)*

From: Asymptomatic bacteriuria in sickle cell disease: a cross-sectional study

Clinical characteristics Confirmed ASB N = 14 Sterile urine N = 234
Age yr 27.9 ± 2.3 26.4 ± 2.5
†Gender (M:F) 1:13 124:110
#Genotype frequency (HbSS:HbSC:HbSβ0:HbSβ+: sickle variants) 9:2:1:2:0 130:75:5:19:5
Creatinine μmol/L 49.1 ± 12.4 53.7 ± 14.3
Uric Acid mmol/L 0.36 ± 0.29 0.33 ± 0.08
†Proteinuria ≥ trace : No proteinuria (n = 168) 1:7 22 :138
†Positive History of gram negative sepsis 1 1
†Positive recorded history of ever having UTI 7 25
†Cumulative number of recorded clinic visits for symptomatic UTI* 18 49
  1. *Values of subjects with probable ASB excluded from table. † Values are counts. Abbreviations : ASB = asymptomatic bacteriuria; HbSC= Sickle cell-haemoglobin C, HbSβ0 = Sickle cell-β0 thalassemia, HbSβ+ = Sickle cell-β+ thalassemia; UTI = Urinary Tract Infections
  2. #Sickle variants include sickle cell-hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin, sickle cell -haemoglobin O Arab, sickle cell -haemoglobin Lepore-Boston;