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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: FibroSURE as a noninvasive marker of liver fibrosis and inflammation in chronic hepatitis B

Parameter Patients (N = 45)
Mean (SD) age, years 42.4 (12.15)
Gender Male 26 (58%)
  Female 19 (42%)
Ethnicity Caucasian 6 (13%)
  African American 18 (40%)
  Asian 18 (40%)
  Hispanic 1 (2%)
  Indian 2 (4%)
Grade 0 4 (9%)
  1 20 (44%)
  2 14 (31%)
  3 6 (13%)
  4 1 (2%)
Stage 0 18 (40%)
  1 12 (27%)
  2 8 (18%)
  3 4 (9%)
  4 3 (7%)
HIV co-infected 12 (27%)
Mean ALT (U/L) (range) 53 (10–240)
Mean AST (U/L) (range) 46 (13–302)
Mean HBV DNA (IU/ml) (range) 33,476,858 (<20-200,000,000)
Positive HBeAg 19 (42%)
  1. ALT, AST, and HBV DNA measurements were not available for one HBV-infected patient.
  2. Abbreviations: ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, SD standard deviation, HBV hepatitis B virus.