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Is the condition of a sickle cell common in america?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: According to the cdc in the usa, 8-10% of african americans have sickle cell trait and 0.2% have sickle cell disease.

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How common is the sickle cell disease trait in america?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
8-10%: The prevelance of sickle cell trait in african americans is thouight to be about 8 to 10 percent. It may be as high as 25 to 30 percent in certain parts of western africa.

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