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Table 1 Characteristics of blood donors in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh (N=1195)

From: Low prevalence of Leishmania donovani infection among the blood donors in kala-azar endemic areas of Bangladesh

Characteristics n (%)
Sex  
 – Male 985 (82.4)
 – Female 210 (17.6)
Mean Age in years (SD) 27.66 (7.95)
Education  
 – Illiterate 80 (6.7)
 – Literate 1115 (93.3)
Occupation  
 – Own agriculture 77 (6.4)
 – Skilled worker 43 (3.6)
 – Unskilled worker 13 (1.1)
 – Own business 256 (21.4)
 – Job holder 246 (20.6)
 – Student 432 (36.2)
 – Housewife 117 (9.8)
 – Others 11(0.9)
Donate blood at least once in a year 594 (49.7)
Reason for blood donation  
 – Relative or friend patient 1187 (99.4)
 – Registered blood donor 7 (0.6)
Heard about Kala-azar 1128 (94.4)
House type of blood donor  
 – Precarious 62 (5.2)
 – Non-precarious 1133 (94.8)
Mean no. of living room (SD) in the household 3.53 (1.61)
Average family size (SD) 5.7 (2.3)
Average number of bed-nets (SD) in the household 3.31 (1.41)
Use bed net previous night 997 (83.4)
Past KA patients in the household 31 (2.6)