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How many people get sickle cell anemia?

In the United States, roughly 2 million people carry the sickle cell trait. However, about 70,000 to 100,000 Americans live with sickle cell anemia. In African Americans, 10 percent carry the trait and 0.3 percent acquires the disease. For Hispanic Americans, 1 out of every 36,000 children will be born with sickle cell anemia.

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