Korean J Blood Transfus.  1994 Nov;5(2):143-150.

Prevalence of HBsAg and anti-HCV Among Korean Blood Donors

Abstract

o evaluate the seroprevalence of viral hepatitis marker among Korean healthy voluntary blood donors, the positive rates of both serum HBsAg and anti-HCV were analyzed. HBsAg testing was performed in 9,561,768 donors from January 1986 to June 1994 and anti-HCV testing was performed in 4,407,933 donors from May 1991 to June 1994. Positive rates of HBsAg were 3.76% to 6.87% per year and anti-HCV were 0.37% to 0.58% per year. The sex distribution of positive HBsAg and anti-HCV showed higher in male that in female. The age distribution of positive HBsAg was higher in 3th decade and anti-HCV was in 5th decade. The positive prevalence rate of HBsAg and anti-HCV showed highter above the serum ALT 45 IU. The positive rate of HBsAg was higher in group voluntary donors and anti-HCV in various other type of voluntary blood donors. In generally, the positive prevalence rate of HBsAg and anti-HCV showing however decreasing number in every year.

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