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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the 45 HCV patients in three different groups

From: LecT-Hepa facilitates estimating treatment outcome during interferon therapy in chronic hepatitis C patients

  Non-LC (n = 18) Indeterminate (n = 14) LC (n = 13) Significance
Non-LC vs indeterminate Indeterminate vs LC Non-LC vs LC
Age (year) 49.28 ± 5.74 55.00 ± 8.64 54.77 ± 7.06 p = 0.032 p = 0.940 p = 0.024
Gender (male/female) 11/7 12/2 7/6 p = 0.235 p = 0.103 p = 0.727
BMI 23.15 ± 3.01 22.21 ± 3.01 23.62 ± 3.19 p = 0.388 p = 0.248 p = 0.677
AST (U/L) 54.46 ± 45.25 110.05 ± 100.31 109.66 ± 92.28 p = 0.044 p = 0.992 p = 0.035
ALT (U/L) 87.68 ± 88.70 137.44 ± 111.08 144.97 ± 134.27 p = −.169 p = 0.875 p = 0.163
PLT (×109/L) 218.22 ± 98.68 140.64 ± 46.25 123.07 ± 49.34 p = 0.011 p = 0.349 p = 0.003
MAL/DSA 11.02 ± 1.44 8.82 ± 2.22 7.41 ± 2.03 p = 0.002 p = 0.100 p = 2.68E-06
AOL/DSA 1.94 ± 1.08 6.42 ± 4.14 12.35 ± 10.41 p = 0.001 p = 0.059 p = 0.004
Color Doppler ultrasound assessment*       
 1 87.5% (14/16) 50.0% (6/12) 0.0% (0/11) p = 0.044 p = 0.014 p = 5.98E-06
 2 12.5% (2/16) 16.7% (2/12) 45.4% (5/11) p = 1.000 p = 0.193 p = 0.084
 3 0.0% (0/16) 33.3% (4/12) 36.4% (4/11) p = 0.024 p = 1.000 p = 0.019
 4 0.0% (0/16) 0.0% (0/12) 18.2% (2/11) p = 1.000 p = 0.217 p = 0.157
  1. *2 patients in each group were not measured by color Doppler ultrasound.