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Table 1 Origin, gender and presence of HBsAg in all 45,061 blood donors in Rwanda sampled in 2014

From: Hepatitis B virus strains from Rwandan blood donors are genetically similar and form one clade within subgenotype A1

   All blood donors HBsAg positive blood donors
Origin Category of donors Males N (%)a Females N (%)a Total N (%)a Males N (%)b Females N (%)b Total N (%)b
Eastern Province First time donors 961 (2.1) 516 (1.1) 1 477 (3.3) 57 (5.9) 27 (5.2) 84 (5.7)
Repeat donors 2 314 (5.1) 547 (1.2) 2 861 (6.4) 16 (0.7) 2 (0.36) 18 (0.6)
Subtotal 3 275 (7.3) 1 063 (2.4) 4 338 (9.6) 73 (2.2) 29 (2.7) 102 (2.4)
Kigali City First time donors 2 326 (5.2) 1 002 (2.2) 3 328 (7.4) 138 (5.9) 37 (3.7) 175 (5.3)
Repeat donors 13 424 (29.8) 2 727 (6) 16 151 (35.8) 6 (0.0) 2 (0.1) 8 (0.1)
Subtotal 15 750 (35) 3 729 (8.3) 19 479 (43.2) 144 (0.9) 39 (1.0) 183 (0.9)
Northern Province First time donors 1 618 (3.6) 523 (1.2) 2 141 (4.7) 82 (5.1) 12 (2.3) 94 (4.4)
Repeat donors 4 550 (10.1) 392 (0.9) 4 942 (11) 2 (0.0) 1 (0.3) 3 (0.1)
Subtotal 6 168 (13.7) 915 (2.0) 7 083 (15.7) 84 (1.4) 13 (1.4) 97 (1.4)
Southern Province First time donors 2 144 (4.8) 1 865 (4.2) 4 009 (8.9) 90 (4.2) 29 (1.6) 119 (3.0)
Repeat donors 3 319 (7.4) 1 753 (34.6) 5 072 (11.3) 2 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 3 (0.1)
Subtotal 5 463 (12.1) 3 618 (3.9) 9 081 (20.2) 92 (1.7) 30 (0.8) 122 (1.3)
Western Province First time donors 1 577 (3.5) 1 105 (2.4) 2 682 (6) 70 (4.4) 16 (1.4) 86 (3.2)
Repeat donors 1 642 (3.6) 756 (1.7) 2 398 (5.3) 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.0)
Subtotal 3 219 (7.1) 1 861 (4.1) 5 080 (11.3) 71 (2.2) 16 (0.9) 87 (1.7)
Total First time donors 8 626 (19.1) 5 011 (11.1) 13 637 (30.3) 437 (5.1) 121 (2.4) 558 (4.1)
Repeat donors 25 249 (56.1) 6 175 (13.7) 31 424 (69.7) 27 (0.1) 6 (0.1) 33 (0.1)
Total 33 875 (75.2) 11 186 (24.8) 45 061 (100.0) 464 (1.4) 127 (1.1) 591 (1.3)
  1. a = percentage of all donation (45 061)
  2. b = percentage of HBsAg positive of all donors of respective sex and region