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Table 5 Death rates from iron overload per 1,000 patient years in thalassaemia major in the UK, by decade.

From: Improved survival of thalassaemia major in the UK and relation to T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Iron overload   Patient years       Deaths from iron overload    
Year of birth Births Before 1960 1960–69 1970–79 1980–89 1990–99 2000–03 Total Before 1960 1960 – 69 1970 – 79 1980 – 89 1990 – 99 2000 – 03 Total
Before 1960 55 263 454 312 186 140 48 1403 0 1 14 6 2 0 23
1960–69 166   842 1,452 1,205 948 346 4,793   0 7 27 15 1 50
1970–79 216    1,107 2,081 1,814 665 5,667    0 4 23 1 28
1980–89 212     1,234 1,982 750 3,966     0 6 4 10
1990–99 172      952 683 1,635      0 0 0
2000–2003 29       92 92       0 0
TOTAL 850 263 1,296 2,871 4,706 5,836 2,584 17,556   1 21 37 46 6 111