The Relation of Blood Donors’ Characteristic toward Prevalences of HbsAg and Anti-HCV on Blood Transfussion Unit of PMI in Province of East Nusa Tenggara
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) which is a member of the Hepadna virus family. Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (VHC) and in the long run causes cirrhosis of the liver. Both of these viruses can be transmitted vertically from mother to child or horizontally one of them through blood transfusion. This study aims to determine the prevalence of HBsAg and Anti-HCV in UTD PMI East Nusa Tenggara Province in 2017 which are associated with age, sex, and donor’s employment. Kind of the research are cross sectional research with analytic correlation. The population in this study was taken from data of donor blood screening test in 2017. There are 400 samples used and obtained from the Solvin formula with random sampling technique. The data then processed with SPSS to determine the prevalence, relationships, and risk factors. The result was 14 (3.5%) HBsAg reactive donors, and 2 (0.5%) Anti-HCV reactive donors. It was concluded that there was no relationship between HBsAg status and anti-HCV status with age, sex, and donor’s employment.