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Table 1 Background characteristics of the donors

From: ABO and Rhesus (D) blood group distribution among blood donors in rural south western Uganda: a retrospective study

Characteristic Total
n (%)
Male
n (%)
Female
n (%)
p-value
Age group
 <18 years (non adult) 6388 (27.2) 3206 (18.7) 1810 (28.3) <0.001
 ≥18 years (adult) 17,116 (72.8) 13,910 (81.3) 4578 (71.7)
ABO group
 A 5874 (25) 4253 (24.85) 1621 (25.40) 0.255
 AB 998 (4.25) 706 (4.12) 292 (4.58)
 B 4791 (20.39) 3531 (20.63) 1260 (19.74)
 O 11,833 (50.36) 8624 (50.39) 3209 (50.28)
Rhesus group
 RH (D) positive 23,027 (97.97) 16,728 (97.73) 6299 (98.61) <0.001
 RH (D) negative 477 (2.03) 388 (2.27) 89 (1.39)