2014
DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.137452
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ABO and Rh (D) group distribution and gene frequency; the first multicentric study in India

Abstract: Background and Objectives:The study was undertaken with the objective to provide data on the ABO and Rh(D) blood group distribution and gene frequency across India.Materials and Methods:A total of 10,000 healthy blood donors donating in blood banks situated in five different geographical regions of the country (North, South, East and Center) were included in the study. ABO and Rh (D) grouping was performed on all these samples. Data on the frequency of ABO and Rh(D) blood groups was reported in simple numbers … Show more

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“…This may be due to fact that O +ve is the most common blood group and A -ve is rare. In a multicentric blood group distribution study of India and another study from Nepal shows similar pattern where O was the most common blood group (37.12%), followed by B (32.26%) [ 25,26].…”
Section: Blood Group Distributions Of Participantsmentioning
confidence: 76%
“…This may be due to fact that O +ve is the most common blood group and A -ve is rare. In a multicentric blood group distribution study of India and another study from Nepal shows similar pattern where O was the most common blood group (37.12%), followed by B (32.26%) [ 25,26].…”
Section: Blood Group Distributions Of Participantsmentioning
confidence: 76%
“…14,15 A study conducted by Hussain et al among North Indian Muslim population highlighted the most frequent blood group was found to be group O 29.97%, followed by A1 26.52%, B 20.03%, A1B 19.34%, A2 2.9% and A2B 1.24%. Meitei et al in their study in Manipur showed high occurrence of blood group O among Muslim population and they assumed it is due to practice of consanguinity among the Muslims.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Study conducted by Parmanik et al over Nepalese medical students, in Nepal medical college, Kathmandu exhibited 96.66% Rh positive cases which was consistent finding with our study. 14,15 A study conducted by Hussain et al among North Indian Muslim population highlighted the most frequent blood group was found to be group O 29.97% followed by A 26.52% , B 20.03% and AB 19.34% 16. An epidemiological study in relation to Muslim and Christian communities of Kheda, Gujarat by Pant et al showed Blood group B was dominant in both the communities, having similar to our present study which shows that in medical students both B and O blood group were prevalent.…”
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confidence: 99%