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Table 2 Origin, gender and presence of HBsAg in 720 blood donors sampled in 2014 and 2015 and obtained for this study

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

   Samples obtained for study HBsAg positive —samples used in this study
Region 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 72 (10) 11 (1.5) 83 (11.5) 45 (6.3) 5 (0.7) 50 (7)
Repeat donors 88 (12.2) 11 (1.5) 99 (13.8) 2 (0.3) 0 (0) 2 (0.3)
Subtotal 160 (22.2) 22 (3.1) 182 (25.3) 47 (6.5) 5 (0.7) 52 (7.2)
Kigali City First time donors 44 (6.1) 9 (1.3) 53 (7.4) 9 (1.3) 0 (0) 9 (1.3)
Repeat donors 10 (1.4) 4 (0.6) 14 (1.9) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (0)
Subtotal 54 (7.5) 13 (1.8) 67 (9.3) 9 (1.3) 0 (0) 9 (1.3)
Northern Province First time donors 56 (7.8) 13 (1.8) 69 (9.6) 19 (2.6) 1 (0.1) 20 (2.8)
Repeat donors 74 (10.3) 10 (1.4) 84 (11.7) 2 (0.3) 0 (0) 2 (0.3)
Subtotal 130 (18.1) 23 (3.2) 153 (21.2) 21 (2.9) 1 (0.1) 22 (3.1)
Southern Province First time donors 79 (11) 31 (4.3) 110 (15.3) 25 (3.5) 8 (1.1) 33 (4.6)
Repeat donors 119 (16.5) 29 (4) 148 (20.6) 2 (0.3) 1 (01) 3 (0.4)
Subtotal 198 (27.5) 60 (8.3) 258 (35.8) 27 (3.8) 9 1.3) 36 (5)
Western Province First time donors 46 (6.4) 6 (0.8) 52 (7.2) 15 (2.1) 4 0.6) 19 (2.6)
Repeat donors 8 (1.1) 0 (0) 8 (1.1) 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)
Subtotal 54 (7.5) 6 (0.8) 60 (8.3) 16 (2.2) 4 0.6) 20 (2.8)
Total First time donors 297 (41.2) 70 (9.7) 367 (51) 113 (15.7) 18 (2.5) 131 (18.2)
Repeat donors 299 (41.5) 54 (7.5) 353 (49) 7 (1) 1 (0.1) 8 (1.1)
Total 596 (82.8) 124 (17.2) 720 (100) 120 (16.7) 19 (2.6) 139 (19.3)
  1. a = percentage of all samples obtained
  2. b = percentage of all HBsAg positive donors of respective sex and region in 2014