Table 6.8 : REGISTERED THALASSAEMIA CASES IN MALE' AND ATOLLS, 2003 - 2008
      2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Number of cases registered   501 525 553 579 632 604
Total deaths   3 3 1 6 8 6
  Male'   1 0 0 3 4 3
  Atolls   2 3 1 3 4 3
Total New cases   24 28 26 25 28 25
  Male'   5 3 6 2 8 2
  Atolls   19 25 20 23 20 23
Number of thalassaemics taking treatment 380 405 430 449 469 449
  At National Thalassaemia Centre 266 269 278 277 281 277
  In the islands   114 136 152 172 188 172
Table 6.9 : PERSONS SCREENED FOR THALASSAEMIA, 2001 - 2008
Year Number Screened   B - Thal Major (%) B - Thal Non - Carrier  (%) B - Thal carrier  (%)
2001 1554   1.54   59.5   21.2
2002 2219   0.72   59.7   18.2
2003 2907   0.38   54.5   18.3
2004 2403   0.37   52.7   18.9
2005 2232   0.4   40.9   18.5
2006 2002   0.6   37.46   19.18
2007 2500   1.1   41.6   15.6
2008 2002   0.6   37.5   19.18
Source:  National Thalasseamia Centre