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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of first-time blood donor in 2004 and 2016

From: Decline in the seroprevalence of syphilis markers among first-time blood donors in Libreville (Gabon) between 2004 and 2016

  Years  
  2004 2016 Total
Number of donors 10,904 9747 20,651
Gender N (%)
 Female 2773 (25.4) 2239 (23.0) 5012 (24.3)
 Male 8131 (74.6) 7508 (77.0) 15,639 (75.7)
Age groups N (%)
 <18 years 127 (1.2) 15 (0.2) 142 (0.7)
 18–24 years 3114 (28.6) 3042 (31.2) 6156 (29.8)
 25–35 years 4463 (40.9) 4713 (48.4) 9176 (44.4)
 36–45 years 2404 (22.0) 1525 (15.6) 3929 (19.0)
 >45 years 796 (7.3) 452 (4.6) 1248 (6.1)
Blood donor type N (%)
 VNRD 4246 (38.9) 1822 (18.7) 6068 (29.4)
 FRD 6658 (61.1) 7925 (81.3) 14,583 (70.6)
Occupation N (%)
 Healthcare workers 58 (0.5) 89 (0.9) 147 (0.7)
 Students 298 (2.7) 2545 (26.1) 2843 (13.8)
 Teachers/Researchers 98 (0.9) 206 (2.1) 304 (1.5)
 Police and armed forces 1846 (16.9) 1196 (12.3) 3042 (14.7)
 Drivers 162 (1.5) 613 (6.3) 775 (3.8)
 Government employees 234 (2.1) 437 (4.5) 671 (3.2)
 Tailors and Hairdressers 84 (0.8) 282 (2.9) 366 (1.8)
 Hotel and restaurant workers 12 (0.1) 54 (0.6) 66 (0.3)
 Merchants 24 (0.2) 98 (1.0) 122 (0.6)
 Others 8088 (74.2) 4227 (43.4) 12,315 (59.6)
  1. VNRD volunteer non-remunerated donor, FRD Family/Replacement donor