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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population by year of donation.

From: Temporal trends in hepatitis B and C infection in family blood donors from interior Sindh, Pakistan

Variables 2004 N (%) 2005 N (%) 2006 N (%) 2007 N (%) Total N (%)
Sex      
Male 1326(99) 1539(98.6) 1095(98.5) 1317(98.8) 5277(98.7)
Female 13 (1.0) 22 (1.4) 17 (1.5) 16(1.2) 68 (1.3)
Age      
17–26 Yrs 671(50.3) 794(51.1) 592(53.7) 696(52.4) 2753 (51.5)
27–65 Yrs 662(49.7) 760(48.9) 511(46.3) 632(47.6) 2565 (48.2)
Missing      27
Literacy      
Illiterate 823(61.9) 878(56.4) 663(60.2) 886(66.8) 3250 (60.8)
Literate 507(38.1) 678(43.6) 439(39.8) 441(33.2) 2065 (38.6)
Missing      30
Mother tongue      
Sindhi 995(74.4) 1250(80.1) 780 (70.1) 1048(78.6) 4073(76.2)
Others 343(25.6) 311(19.9) 333(29.9) 284(21.3) 1270(23.8)
Missing      2
Type of donor      
First time 668(50.0) 661(42.3) 535(48.1) 718(53.9) 2582(48.3)
Second or more 668 (50.0) 900(57.7) 577(51.9) 614(46.1) 2759 (51.6)
Missing      4
Total 1339(25.1) 1561(29.2) 1112(20.8) 1333(24.9) 5345