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Table 1 Demographic, clinical, and liver histological features of 157 chronic HCV infected patients

From: A comparison of four fibrosis indexes in chronic HCV: Development of new fibrosis-cirrhosis index (FCI)

Features Mean (± SD) Minimum Maximum
Sex (Male/Female) 114/43 - -
Age (years) 38.1 ± 10.2 19 58
Age groups (< 40/ > 40) 95/62 - -
Genotype (1a/3a) 22/135 - -
Viral load (IU/ml) 5.47 × 107 ± 1.4 × 108 1.7 × 104 1.01 × 109
Hb level (g/dl) 12.7 ± 1.3 10.3 16.7
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 1.03 ± 0.36 0.5 2.1
ALT (IU/l) 134.4 ± 63.1 18 271
ALP (IU/l) 147.7 ± 101.5 20 438
AST (IU/l) 106.7 ± 68.2 20 395
Serum Albumin (g/dl) 4.1 ± 0.31 3.1 4.9
Platelet count (× 109/l) 154.5 ± 41.7 49 229
Liver fibrosis stages, n (%)
F0 (n = 29, 18.5%) - -
F1 (n = 39, 24.8%) - -
F0+F1 (minimal fibrosis) (n = 68, 43.3%) - -
F2 (n = 34, 21.7%) - -
F3 (n = 34, 21.7%) - -
F2+F3 (advanced fibrosis) (n = 68, 43.3%) - -
F4 (Cirrhosis) (n = 21, 13.4%) - -
F2+F3+F4 (significant fibrosis) (n = 89, 56.7%) - -