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Table 2 Total pediatric blood transfusions over time (2000–2008)

From: Association between malaria control and paediatric blood transfusions in rural Zambia: an interrupted time-series analysis

Year Total paediatric blood transfusions Paediatric blood transfusions for malaria admissions (percentage of total paediatric blood transfusions) Paediatric blood transfusions for severe malarial anaemia admissions (percentage of total paediatric blood transfusions) Paediatric blood transfusions (as percentage of all blood transfusions at hospital)
2000 588 NA NA 73%
2001 512 NA NA 66%
2002 336 NA NA 57%
2003 393 288 (73%) 288 (73%) 56%
2004 155 97 (63%) 89 (57%) 31%
2005 60 42 (70%) 40 (67%) 20%
2006 225 135 (60%) 121 (54%) 41%
2007 118 81 (69%) 77 (65%) 24%
2008 74 33 (45%) 21 (28%) 22%
  1. Note: Data for inpatient malaria admissions were only available for 2003-2008.