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Populations » HLA World Map

Gold, Silver and Bronze classification criteria are described in Santos, McCabe, Gonzalez-Galarzac, Jones, Middleton (2015). The description of these categories is also given here.
For an overview map, showing the countries which are covered by AFND data, and a list of countries not covered, please click here.


To display demographic information please click on the population of interest (icon inside the map) and then click on the population name, or select a specific Geographic Region from the table listed below to display all HLA populations in that particular region.
Tip: Use the left menu to zoom in or zoom out for a best view of the populations.
HLA populations Gold    Silver    Bronze   


Number of Loci Typed

Region Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia16 7 5 28
Central Asia0 0 0 0
Europe329 140 454 923
North Africa42 13 42 97
North America276 282 158 716
North-East Asia121 85 133 339
Oceania103 56 13 172
South and Central America123 152 278 553
South Asia85 35 74 194
South-East Asia289 62 174 525
Sub-Saharan Africa95 37 68 200
Western Asia126 27 111 264
1,605 896 1,510 4,011


Allele frequency net 2015 update: new features for HLA epitopes, KIR and disease and HLA adverse drug reaction associations.
Gonzalez-Galarza FF, Takeshita LY, Santos EJ, Kempson F, Maia MH, Silva AL, Silva AL, Ghattaoraya GS, Alfirevic A, Jones AR and Middleton D Nucleic Acid Research 2015, 39, 28, D784-8.
Liverpool, U.K.

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