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Table 2 Background characteristics of participants

From: Motivational factors for blood donation, potential barriers, and knowledge about blood donation in first-time and repeat blood donors

Characteristics Number Percent
Age (years)
 < 20 31 8.86
 20–35 246 70.29
 36–50 62 17.71
 > 50 11 3.14
 Mean (SD) 29.22(9.11)  
Sex
 Male 246 73.14
 Female 94 26.86
Marital status
 Never married 142 40.57
 Married 182 52.00
 Divorced/separated/widowed 26 7.43
Religion
 Christianity 116 33.24
 Islam 233 66.76
Education
 No formal education 72 20.57
 Primary 82 23.43
 Secondary 100 28.57
 Tertiary 96 27.43
Employment status
 Formal sector employment 132 37.71
 Self-employed 125 35.71
 Unemployed 31 8.86
 Student 62 17.71
Donor status
 First time 192 54.86
 Repeat 158 45.14