Abbreviation: CI, confidence interval; BMI: body mass index.
§The order of the SNPs comprising the IL28B and MRC1 diplotype was rs691005 and rs8099917.
δLow HCV-RNA level: <100 KIU/ml by Amplicor-monitor assay. Odds ratios (OR) of having a SVR to PEG-IFNα-RBV therapy were calculated. P values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant, and are denoted with an asterisk.