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Table 6 Association between CMV Seropositivity with Demographic and Transfusion Variables

From: CMV, B and C hepatitis among multi-transfused hereditary hemolytic Anemia children: an updated Egyptian experience

Variables CMV Negative (n = 445) CMV Positive (n = 32) Test P value
Gender No (%)
 - Male 233 (52) 21 (66) 0.45a 0.49
 - Female 212 (48) 11 (34)   
Age (years)
 - Mean (SD) 11.4 (±5.6) 11.2 (±3.9) 0.09b 0.92
Age Categories (years) No (%)
 - < 5 58 (13) 0 (0)   
 - 5–9 116 (26) 16 (50) 2.1a 0.54
 - 10–14 116 (26) 5 (17)   
 - 15–18 155 (35) 11 (34)   
Body mass index No (%)
 - Underweight 211 (48) 16 (50)   
 - Normal 233 (50) 16 (50) 0.15a 0.98
 - Overweight 11 (2) 0 (0)   
Hepatomegaly No (%) 286 (64) 16 (50) 0.49a 0.48
Spleen Status No (%)
 - Splenomegaly 242 (53) 16 (50) 0.03a 0.86
 - Splenectomized 140 (47) 16 (50)   
Transfusion Categories (years) No (%)
 - 1–2 43 (10) 0 (0)   
 - 3–4 43 (10) 0 (0) 1.8a 0.62
 - 5–10 136 (30) 16 (50)   
 - > 11 223 (50) 16 (50)   
Transfusion Duration (year)
 - Mean (SD) 9.9 (±3.6) 8.5 (±3.1) 1.2b 0.56
  1. aChi-square test, b Independent sample t-Test