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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients and controls.

From: Prevalence of genetic polymorphisms in the promoter region of the alpha-1 antitrypsin (SERPINA1) gene in chronic liver disease: a case control study

  Patients Controls p-value
  (n = 297) (n = 297)  
Male (%) 168 (57) 163 (55) 0.74
Mean age (range) 51.4 yrs (19-85) 51.5 yrs (20-85) 0.94
Mean age at onset liver disease (range) 43 yrs (7-82)   
Cirrhosis (%) 69 (23)   
Cause of liver disease (%)    
-HCV 129 (43)   
-AIH/PBC/PCS 53 (18)   
-HBV 50 (17)   
-Alcoholic liver disease 21 (7)   
-NASH/metabolic 16 (5)   
-Cryptogenic 13 (4)   
-Drug induced liver injury 11 (4)   
-Vascular 4 (1)   
  1. HCV = hepatitis C virus, AIH/PSC/PBC = autoimmune hepatitis/primary biliary cirrhosis/primary sclerosing cirrhosis, HBV = hepatitis B virus, NASH = non-alcoholic steato hepatitis