Predicting the Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV Based on National Blood of Addis Ababa Ethiopia Using Data Mining Technology
American Journal of Artificial Intelligence
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017, Pages: 44-55
Received: May 14, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017; Published: Aug. 30, 2017
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Haftom Gebregziabher, Department of Information Technology, Federal TVET Institute, Addis, Ethiopia
Million Meshasha, Department of Information Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis, Ethiopia
Patrick Cerna, Department of Information Technology, Federal TVET Institute, Addis, Ethiopia
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Recent advancements in communication technologies, on the one hand, and computer hardware and database technologies, on the other hand, have made it easy for organizations to collect, store and manipulate massive amounts of data. As the volume of data increases, the proportion of information in which people could understand decreases substantially. The applications of learning algorithms in knowledge discovery are promising and they are relevant area of research offering new possibilities and benefits in real-world applications such as blood bank data warehouse. The availability of optimal blood in blood banks is a critical and important aspect in a Blood transfusion service. Blood banks are typically based on a healthy person voluntarily donating blood used for transfusions. The ability to identify regular blood donors enables blood bank and voluntary organizations to plan systematically for organizing blood donation camps in an efficient manner. The objective of this study was to explore the immense applicability of data mining technology in the Ethiopian national blood bank service by developing a predictive model that could help in the donor recruitment strategies by identifying donors that are at risk of TTIs which can help in the collection of safe blood group which in turn assists in maintaining optimal blood. The analysis has been carried out on 14575 blood donor’s dataset that has at least one pathogen using the J48 decision tree and Naive bayes algorithm implemented in Weka. J48 decision tree algorithm with the overall model accuracy of 94% has offered interesting rules. From the total of 156729 consecutive blood donors, 14757 (9.41%) had serological evidence of infection with at least one pathogen and 29 (0.19%) had multiple infections. The overall seroprevalence of HIV, HBV and HCV was 2.29%, 5.23%, and 2.30% respectively. The seropositivity of TTIs was significant in business owners, students, civil servants, unemployed individuals, drivers and age groups 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 years.
Data Mining, Blood Bank, HIV, HBC, HVC, CRISP-DM, Ethiopia
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Haftom Gebregziabher, Million Meshasha, Patrick Cerna, Predicting the Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV Based on National Blood of Addis Ababa Ethiopia Using Data Mining Technology, American Journal of Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 44-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajai.20170101.16
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