Table 1

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

Huda et al.

Huda et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:62   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-62

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