Electrophoresis of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was carried out on 210 male Ghanaians of various ages and ethnic origins. Half of them had the normal AA haemoglobin pattern and half had sickle cell anaemia with an SS pattern. Almost half of the subjects were of Ga ethnic origin and the percentage was higher in the SS group. The overall percentage of the A type G-6-PD was 42.4. For individuals of 15 years of age or less it was 44. For individuals of Ga origin it was 46 and for the individuals with sickle cell anaemia it was 47. For individuals over 15 years of age it was 41, for non-Ga individuals it was 40 and for individuals with normal haemoglobin pattern it was 38
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