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Table 1 Demographic data, biochemical characteristics, and liver stiffness scores of controls and biliary atresia patients.

From: Serum adiponectin and transient elastography as non-invasive markers for postoperative biliary atresia

Variables Controls
(n = 20)
BA Patients
(n = 60)
P-value
Age (years) 10.1 ± 0.7 9.6 ± 0.7 0.1
Gender (Female: Male) 10:10 32:28 0.5
BMI (kg/m2) 18.5 ± 0.5 18.0 ± 0.6 0.5
Albumin (g/dl) - 4.3 ± 0.1 NA
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) - 2.7 ± 0.5 NA
Direct bilirubin (mg/dl) - 2.2 ± 0.5 NA
AST (IU/l) - 128.1 ± 11.2 NA
ALT (IU/l) - 109.5 ± 10.7 NA
ALP (IU/l) - 431.0 ± 28.0 NA
Platelet count (103/mm3) - 162.7 ± 12.8 NA
APRI - 3.0 ± 0.3 NA
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 11.1 ± 1.1 15.5 ± 1.1 0.03
Hyaluronic acid (ng/ml) 23.9 ± 1.5 50.3 ± 7.1 0.03
Liver stiffness (kPa) 5.1 ± 0.5 30.1 ± 3.0 <0.001
  1. The data was expressed as mean ± SEM. BA, biliary atresia; BMI, body mass index; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; APRI, aspartate aminotransferase to platelets ratio index; NA, not applicable