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Table 1 Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics of 53 patients with NASH

From: Clinical and histological features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in Iranian patients

  Male Female Total
Number 32 21 53
Age (y) 36.0 ± 10.6 40.5 ± 11.9 37.8 ± 11.3
Weight (kg) 93.6 ± 16.5* 69.3 ± 12.0 83.8 ± 19
BMI (kg/m2) 30.7 ± 4.9† 27.3 ± 3.5 29.3 ± 4.7
Normal BMI, n (%) 7 (21.9%) 5 (23.8%) 12 (22.6%)
Obesity, n (%) 13 (46.4)* 2 (10.5) 15 (31.9)
Overweight, n (%) 12 (42.9)* 14 (73.7) 26 (55.3)
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 229.6 ± 73.5 223.5 ± 62.5 227.0 ± 68.5
LDL-C (mg/dL) 139.5 ± 42.3 123.0 ± 43.3 134.8 ± 42.2
HDL-C (mg/dL) 47.6 ± 16.1 43.1 ± 13.6 46.3 ± 15.2
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 207 ± 83.6 184 ± 89.1 197.3 ± 85.8
FBS (mg/dL) 102.1 ± 11.4 112.8 ± 42.5 106.5 ± 28.1
ALT (IU/L) 80.3 ± 27.5 82.0 ± 38.8 80.9 ± 32.0
AST (IU/L) 68.8 ± 22.4 71.3 ± 37.5 69.8 ± 28.9
AST/ALT 0.9 ± 0.3 0.9 ± 0.5 0.9 ± 0.4
  1. *p < 0.001, † p < 0.05 compared to female patients. ALT: Alanine Aminotransferase, AST: Aspartate Aminotransferase, BMI: Body Mass Index, FBS: Fasting Blood Sugar, HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein Cholestrol, LDL-C: Low Density Lipoprotein Cholestrol.