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Table 3 Association of donor status and socio-demographic characteristics

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

Characteristics Donor Status X2 P value
First time Repeat
Age (years)
 < 20 22(70.97) 9(29.03)   
 20–35 137(55.69) 109(44.31) 6.4731 0.092a
 36–50 29(46.77) 33(53.23)   
 > 50 4(36.36) 7(63.64)   
Sex
 Male 121(63.02) 135(85.44) 22.1827 < 0.001
 Female 71(36.98) 23(14.56)   
Marital status
 Never married 88(61.97) 54(38.03)   
 Married 85(46.70) 97(53.30) 11.2740 0.004
 Divorce/separated/widowed 19(73.08) 7(26.92)   
Religion
 Christianity 72(62.07) 44(37.93) 3.7794 0.052
 Islam 119(51.07) 114(48.93)   
Education
 No formal education 32(44.44) 40(55.56)   
 Primary 50(60.98) 32(39.02) 8.7010 0.034
 Secondary 49(49.00) 51(51.00)   
 Tertiary 61(63.54) 35(36.46)   
Employment status
 Formal sector employment 62(46.97) 70(53.03)   
 Self-employed 63(50.40) 62(49.60) 15.4324 0.001
 Unemployed 22(70.97) 9(29.03)   
 Student 45(72.58) 17(27.42)   
  1. aFisher’s exact test