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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Positivity (%) for phenotypes of Kell blood group antigen in the Korea group, East Asia group, and ‘Others’* group*

Antigenphenotype expression Korean, % (N=164) East Asia, % (N=199) ‘Others’, % (N=124) P value
K (KEL:1) 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0006
k (KEL:2) 100.0 100.0 100.0 >0.05
Kpa (KEL:3) 0.0 0.0 0.0 >0.05
Kpb (KEL:4) 100.0 100.0 100.0 >0.05

*A Korean group (both parents born in Korea and of Korean ethnicity), an East Asia group (at least one parent born in East Asia and of non-Korean ethnicity), and a group of ‘Others’ (at least one parent born in America, Europe, South Asia, or other countries, and of non-Korean ethnicity).

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