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Table 1 Characteristics of the Included Studies

From: Diagnostic accuracy of the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index for the prediction of hepatitis B-related fibrosis: a leading meta-analysis

Author, Year, Country Study/center
Description
N Interval Between
Biopsy & APRI
Median/Mean
Age, (% male)
Etiology Liver Biopsy
Description
Prevalence
Significant
Fibrosis
(Cirrhosis)
QUADAS Score
Chrysanthosa,2006,
Greece [31]
Retrospective
2 centers
205 same day 51 ± 13(74.6%) HBV ≥ 1.5 cm 42.33%(23.11%) 14
Liu Hongbo,2007,
China [33]
Retrospective
5 centers
444 ≤ 1 week Training group30(71%)
Validation group28(79%)
HBV ≥ 1.0 cm 30.18%(4.50%) 14
Giada Sebastiani,
2007, Italy [10]
Retrospective
2 centers
110 same day 42.6 ± 11.3(72.7%) HBV ≥ 1.5 cm 68.20%(20%) 14
Beom Kyung Kim
2007, Korea [35]
Retrospective
6 centers
346 same time 34 ± 14(85.3%) HBV 4 mm 75.4%(22.8%) 14
W.G. Shin,2008,
Korea [32]
Retrospective
2 centers
264 same time 24(87.1%) HBV 17 mm 53.4%(3.4%) 14
ChenSheng, Lin
2008, China [34]
Retrospective
3 centers
48 Unclear 60.4 ± 11.3(74.2%) HBV Unclear 21.70%(40.20%) 12
Ruidan Zheng,
2008, China [36]
Retrospective
3 centers
131 ≤ 1 week 34(84.333%) HBV ≥ 1.0 cm 55.126%(8.897%) 14
Zhongsheng jiang
2008, China [37]
Retrospective
1 center
172 ≤ 1 day 35(77.3%) HBV ≥ 1.5 cm 83%(15%) 14
Sheng-Di Wu,
2010, China [7]
Retrospective
1 center
78 Unclear 32.6 ± 12.3
(84.6%)
HBV ≥ 15 mm 41%(11.5%) 13