Table 5

Liver/spleen sizes of patients in the steady state and in anaemic crises

Organ size (cm)Steady stateCrises
Liver No. patientsSpleen No. patientsLiver No. patientsSpleen No. patients
The figures in parentheses indicate percentages.
Liver: Z = −6.54; p<0.05; spleen: Z = −2.08, p<0.05.
0.0–2.028 (25.9)81 (75.0)19 (17.6)74 (68.5)
2.0–4.040 (37)13 (12.0)39 (36.1)15 (13.9)
4.0–6.028 (25.9)8 (7.4)40 (37)11 (10.2)
6.0–8.012 (11.2)3 (2.8)10 (9.3)5 (4.6)
8.0–10.003 (2.8)03 (2.8)
Total108 (100)108 (100%)108 (100)108 (100%)