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
Europe324 140 432 896
North Africa42 13 42 97
North America250 46 64 360
North-East Asia111 86 127 324
Oceania103 56 13 172
South and Central America83 144 272 499
South Asia58 35 74 167
South-East Asia291 50 180 521
Sub-Saharan Africa99 37 60 196
Western Asia124 27 106 257
1,501 641 1,375 3,517


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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