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BOB McF--Most common blood type?

Posted by Laura on February 22, 1999 at 17:27:37:

I have a bet going about which blood type is the most common. I say type O, my friend says type A. Is this different in America vs Europe vs the world? Thanks in advance.


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Re: BOB McF--Most common blood type?

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 22, 1999 at 23:04:39:

In Reply to: BOB McF--Most common blood type? posted by Laura on February 22, 1999 at 17:27:37:

Laura,

The following list shows the percentage of people in the United States with a particular blood type. These percentages may vary in certain sections of the country depending upon the cultural make up of the population.

O Positive - 38.4%
A Positive - 32.3%
B Positive - 9.4%
O Negative - 7.7%
A Negative - 6.5%
AB Positive - 3.2%
B Negative - 1.7%
AB Negative - 0.7%

The prevalence of these blood types vary radically from country to country and race to race.

I don't think that we know the cumulative make-up of the world's blood type -- but I would think that type A's are predominant.

Bob


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Re: BOB McF--Most common blood type?

Posted by Laura on February 23, 1999 at 16:55:17:

In Reply to: Re: BOB McF--Most common blood type? posted by Robert McFerran on February 22, 1999 at 23:04:39:

Thanks so much for the info. This is greater detail than I dared to hope for. This explains the close conflict between hunter-gatherers 46.1%(O-meat-eaters) and agriculturists 38.8% (A-vegetarians). I am curious, why do you think that the majority in the world is type A?
Laura


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Re: BOB McF--Most common blood type?

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 23, 1999 at 18:09:42:

In Reply to: Re: BOB McF--Most common blood type? posted by Laura on February 23, 1999 at 16:55:17:

Hi Laura,

Many of the population dense countries like China, Japan, India, ect. are probably skewed toward A blood types. I have not studied this extensively. This stuff is more up Dr. D'Adamo's alley.

Bob



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