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Table 4 Prevalence of HCV infection among blood donors of different donation types

From: Prevalence and trend of hepatitis C virus infection among blood donors in Chinese mainland: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Donation type No. of studies Prevalence of HCV% (95%CI) Heterogeneity Model
    I 2 Pvalue  
voluntary donation 73 0.97(0.79,1.16) 99.60% 0.00 REM
paid donation 89 15.53(13.28,17.91) 99.70% 0.00 REM
whole blood donors 53 7.90(6.44,9.51) 98.50% 0.00 REM
plasma donors 64 33.95(29.80,38.17) 99.40% 0.00 REM
  1. REM: random effect model.