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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study subjects

From: Changes in gut bacterial populations and their translocation into liver and ascites in alcoholic liver cirrhotics

  Autopsy cases Volunteers  
  Cirrhotics Alcoholics Non-alcoholic controls Healthy controls Liver cirrhosis P-value
N 13 15 14 7 12  
PM time mean 3.6 3.3 3.8    0.537
Age mean (range) 56 (39–77) 54 (34–77) 58 (18–86) 45 (26–57) 58 (39–73) 0.383
BMI mean (range 29.1 (19.6-41.9) 30.1 (20.4-42.1) 27.4 (18.4-43.6) 27.1 (20.8-37.2) 28.1 (19.7-39.2) 0.573
Cause of death      
 Heart disease% 5 (38.5%) 3 (20.0%) 10 (71.4%)    0.007
 Other disease% 5 (38.5%) 8 (53.3%) 1 (7.1%)    0.017
 Non-natural death1% 3 (23.1%) 4 (26.7%) 3 (21.4%)    0.885
  1. 1suicide, accident, poisoning.