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Table 3 Distribution of APO (a), APO CI, and APO CII in Tunisian population and others Mediterranean populations.

From: Apolipoprotein gene polymorphisms and plasma levels in healthy Tunisians and patients with coronary artery disease

Population N Allele frequencies % References
APO (a)   *5 *6 *7 *8 *9 *10 *11  
Tunisia 100 0.0 0.0 14.5 64.5 10 4.5 6.5 Present study
Catalonia 88 0.0 0.6 0.6 68.2 14.2 15.9 0.6 21
Center Spain 120 0.0 0.4 0.4 76.2 12.9 8.7 1.3 21
Basque 112 0.0 0.4 0.4 69.2 18.3 11.2 0.4 21
France 199 0.2 0.2 1.0 75.9 10.5 10.7 1.5 22
Italy 218 0.0 0.0 1.1 63.0 17.0 15.0 3.9 23
Corsica 47 0.0 0.0 0.0 77.7 6.4 14.9 1.1 24
Morocco (Berbers) 138 0.4 0.0 2.9 63.8 10.9 11.6 10.5 25
APO CI   *H1 *H2       
Tunisia 100 91.5 8.5       Present study
Catalonia 88 84.7 15.3       21
Center Spain 120 85.4 14.6       21
Basque 111 87.4 12.6       21
Morocco (Berbers) 120 85.0 15.0       25
APOCII   *A1 *A2       
Tunisia 100 55.5 44.5       Present study
Catalonia 88 55.7 44.3       21
Center Spain 114 48.7 51.3       21
Basque 112 51.3 48.7       21
Morocco (Berbers) 117 70.1 29.9       25
  1. N: sample size.
  2. Alleles (*H1, *A1) and (*H2, *A2) indicate absence and presence, respectively, of the enzyme restriction site.